Category Archives: Jeremiah

A Magnifier Against God

Reminded this morning that the OT prophets weren’t sent just to warn unfaithful Israel of wrath to come but some of their ungodly neighbors as well. While these weren’t nations in rebellion to an irrevocable covenant spoken by a holy … Continue reading

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Nothing Too Hard

When cousin Hanamel came to Jeremiah with a “good deal”, he must have thought it was a long shot. The Chaldeans had laid siege to Jerusalem, which meant its massive Babylon-based army was already occupying a lot of the land … Continue reading

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A Righteous Branch, A Redeeming Name

Hovering over five words in Jeremiah this morning . . . one hyphenated word if I spoke Hebrew. Experiencing an ebb and flow as I meditate. The outgoing “tide”, the emptying of self, that of wonder, awe, and worship. The … Continue reading

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It Stands in Scripture

When it comes to consuming what we commonly refer to as “the news,” in this day and age of ideological polarization and the propensity to omit or twist facts to suit ones own bias, I can’t count the number of … Continue reading

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Building Discernment Muscle

With everything else Jeremiah had to deal with as a prophet of God with an unpopular message, he had to deal with “fake news” as well. There was another “prophet” in town and he had a very different “thus says … Continue reading

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A God at Hand

As I hover over Jeremiah this morning I’m thinking that what can be such bad news for some can be such amazing, good news for others. Case in point, the false prophets of Jeremiah’s day. Not the false prophets of … Continue reading

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Seasons of Siege

Not gonna lie, this season has a way of amplifying my readings in the major prophets. Not that I equate America with Israel. Not that I believe God is in the final judgment business in this age of grace. But … Continue reading

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A Lion

Again, it’s repetition in Jeremiah that’s caused me to pause and reflect this morning. Something said of God’s judgment of Babylon in this morning’s reading that was also declared concerning His judgment of Edom in yesterday’s reading. And it’s got … Continue reading

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For God So Loves the World

I am far from an expert or scholar when it comes to the Old Testament prophets. However, having read through them at least once a year for the past several years, I do feel like I’ve become more familiar with … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Pray For

The Babylonians had come and gone. Though Jerusalem lay in ruins, those who were left in the land, and those who returned to the land from surrounding regions, sensed somewhat of a return to normality. A governor, Gedaliah, had been … Continue reading

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