June 24th

Jeremiah 26-29

  • 26:1-15 – Jeremiah prophesied against the city and those heard it were not pleased. They threatened to kill him, but he made it very clear that if they did, God would certainly enact the prophecy against them.
  • 27:8-15 – Though it may sound odd, since God normally did not want the Israelites to serve other kings, he encourages them to serve Nebuchadnezzar. Presumably, this is after Nebuchadnezzar’s change of heart towards God.
  • 28:1-4 – Hananiah, a prophet, prophesied that God would break Babylon. Because of their military dominance, Babylon was seen as fairly unbreakable.
  • 28:5-17 – Hananiah was a false prophet and though Jeremiah hoped God would do what Hananiah prophesied, Hananiah was speaking out of turn and not honoring God and would die for it.
  • 29:1-9 – Jeremiah offered a true prophesy letting the people know they should return to Jerusalem and flourish.
  • 29:10-14 – Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most beloved and quoted verses in Scripture. We often forget that it is written to the Israelites as a promise to bring them out of exile, a painful experience of feeling lost and forgotten. God offers us promises of restoration in our most painful times.
  • 29:15-23 – God did not take kindly to false prophets.

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