Aug 19, 2019
In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears. Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a comfort to many who mourn. Light breaks through in the middle— in chapter 3, with words that are...
Aug 18, 2019
We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch.
I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city of Babylon.What he foretold happened around 70 years later. His prophecy includes details about...
Aug 17, 2019
Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to the figurative Babylon in Revelation 18.
An important thing I didn’t mention before is that these proverbs represent principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for...
Aug 16, 2019
Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s instrument to punish them, now this long chapter tells how Babylon will finally be judged as well, and God will return to take pity on Israel.
Here is an example...
Aug 15, 2019
Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam.
From here on in Proverbs we’ll go a bit slower, by half chapters, because each verse is a separate gem of wisdom....