Category Archives: Jeremiah

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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to rise no more

Jeremiah 51 Jeremiah sent these words to Babylon to be proclaimed there.  He wanted to set the record straight among all those who had claimed that he had taken the side of Babylon.  It took courage to do so, because … Continue reading

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land of images

Jeremiah 50 Babylon was so immersed in animism and idolatry that it was called a land of images.  It’s judgment was so great that it would be made desolate.  It became such a byword that the LORD used Babylon as … Continue reading

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their Savior

Jeremiah 49 God does not respect racial, ethnic and cultural boundaries that we place on ourselves.  He seeks people from all the nations.  So, it should not surprise us that he makes promises to revive some of the nations, after … Continue reading

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because he magnified himself

Jeremiah 48 Moab’s judgment will humble it, and the nation will be destroyed and will no longer be a people.  The reason is pride.  Moab magnified himself against the LORD.  Just because you are winning does not mean that you … Continue reading

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