Category Archives: Jeremiah

a sign for all

a sign for all Jeremiah 44:1-30 (JDV) Jeremiah 44:1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah for all the Jews living in the land of Egypt – at Migdol, Tahpanhes, Memphis, and in the land of Pathros:Jeremiah 44:2 “This … Continue reading

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write on a scroll

write on a scroll Jeremiah 30:1-24 (JDV) Jeremiah 30:1 This is the word said that came to Jeremiah from Yahveh. Jeremiah 30:2 “This is what Yahveh, the God of Israel, says: Write on a scroll for yourself all the words … Continue reading

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a false vision

a false vision Jeremiah 14:11-18 (JDV) Jeremiah 14:11 Then Yahveh said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of these people. Jeremiah 14:12 If they fast, I will not hear their cry of despair. If they offer burnt offering … Continue reading

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religious mask

religious mask Jeremiah 12:1-4 (JDV) Jeremiah 12:1 You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against you. Yet, I wish to contend with you: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all the treacherous … Continue reading

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no promise

Lamentations 5 In perfect hindsight, the community now looks back and sees all the joy and peace Jerusalem once had before the LORD judged them.  They realize that they are bearing the consequences of their fathers sinning by rejecting the … Continue reading

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our eyes failed

Lamentations 4 Jeremiah recounts the sorrow and pain of watching the holy city besieged and destroyed.  He and others watched until they could see no longer.  Help did not come.  The leaders were ashamed to be seen, the mothers boiled … Continue reading

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my portion

Lamentations 3 These are the words of a man who has seen great trouble and sorrow and acknowledges that although it was done by his enemies, it was allowed as judgment from the LORD for his sins.  Yet, it is … Continue reading

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wailing wall

Lamentations 2 A broken wall stands as a lone symbol of the great city laid to waste by a violent enemy – because of the LORD’s judgment.  The people gather at that wall and pour out their hearts to the … Continue reading

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from princess to widow

Lamentations 1 Jeremiah expresses the grief felt by the city of Jerusalem as it has fallen from its prominence  and joy as a princess to experience judgment, death and sorrow, like a widow.  He knows that God has been just … Continue reading

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to be continued

Jeremiah 52 Jeremiah concludes his book by recounting some of the historical events, including the fall of Jerusalem and the deporting and deaths of many of its leaders.  The book begs for a sequel, but we do not get one.  … Continue reading

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