Jeremiah Chapters 37, 38, and 39

We will be fast-forwarding in time once again in this post and I believe will stay in order now! So chapter 36 had ended telling of Jehoiakim burning the scroll and then moves to Zedekiah’s reign where there is an explanation as to how he was put into power by Nebuchadnezzar in Judah instead of Jehoiakim. Just to keep us all updated! I am so happy that I read the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings or else this would be more confusing to me. I am a history major…I tend to focus on details like these for they are so important to the end of the story!

Zedekiah was no where near a righteous leader but nonetheless he asked some of his officials to go to Jeremiah to have him pray to God for a win against the Chaldeans, for the Pharaoh had scared the Chaldeans back for the moment but who knew for how long! God tells Jeremiah to tell them that the Chaldeans will return and to remember this:

“’For even if you should defeat the whole army of Chaldeans who are fighting against you, and there remained of them only wounded men, every man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.’” Jeremiah 37:10

Now that is some intense stuff, and I am sure that Zedekiah and every one in Judah would not want to hear about this. Maybe it made it easier for the officials to arrest Jeremiah later on when the Chaldeans returned and people were going to the land of Benjamin to receive food portions like many others, but the officials said that Jeremiah was deserting the city, and then they beat him and imprisoned him. Zedekiah called him in after he was arrested and asked him personally for advice from God, and as a result Zedekiah agreed upon Jeremiah’s request to not to return to the prison they had for him for he would die, but rather he was now to stay in the court of the guard.

This next story about Jeremiah reminds me of Daniel’s friends being thrown into the oven by Nebuchadnezzar, but in this instance Jeremiah was thrown into the cistern. The king did not want to make the order for this to happen and left it to the officials, and they decided to throw Jeremiah in the cistern for not giving a more favorable prophecy (because I guess they thought he was in control over it). Luckily the cistern happened to be empty, so Jeremiah was only in the mud, and did not drown. A eunuch named Ebed-melech was able to have his request to save Jeremiah from the cistern by the king approved. He took 30 men and were able to pull Jeremiah out of the cistern. Zedekiah then asked Jeremiah again for a prophecy just between the two of them, but the king did not want Jeremiah to tell the guards and officials that Jeremiah was telling him a prophecy. The prophecy was that if Zedekiah handed over the city to the Chaldeans then his life would be spared. Jeremiah kept his word to Zedekiah and did not tell anyone what they had talked about.

After 2 years, Jerusalem was besieged and fell to Nebuchadnezzar. Zedekiah had not listen to Jeremiah and Zedekiah’s children were all killed in front of him, and his eyes were poked out and he was taken to Babylon. The people that survived were exiled to Babylon by the captain of the guard named Nebuzaradan, and the poor that remained in the remnants of Judah were given vineyards and properties. Jeremiah was protected by the LORD by God softening Nebuchadnezzar’s heart towards Jeremiah, and as a result Jeremiah faced no harm during the falling of the city. He was left in the hands of Gedaliah and he would live among the remaining people. God also had a message for Jeremiah to give the Ethiopian eunuch that had helped him out of the cistern, and that was that the city would still face many troubles but that he would be saved and will not fall from the sword.

Jeremiah Chapters 34, 35, and 36

I have really enjoyed engaging with the word this morning! This week has been strange for not knowing how to react to the Supreme Court ruling. I know how I feel but it is really about whether I should be public about my opinion or not. All I want to do is show how I love everyone, no matter what sin has been committed, for we are told to love our neighbors in spite of their actions and no matter how much we disagree with their actions. Just had to say something because I have been quiet on social media and so on for it is difficult for me to love someone when I am being attacked by them because of my opinions, even though I try to love and not attack theirs. Anyway, onward with the story of Jeremiah and all that God told him! I have decided that I truly love this book of the Bible which is surprising because I was not planning on it at all, but behold I do! I have gotten so much out of this book when looking at faith and how God was sharing with Jeremiah and His people about Jesus who was to come soon and it is just awesome to read about!

            God gave Jeremiah a message to give to Zedekiah when Jerusalem was trying to fight off Babylon and all of its’ nations it controlled. God wants Zedekiah to know that the city would be burned down by Babylon and he would face Nebuchadnezzar face to face but he would not die by the sword, but peacefully and all would weep and mourn over his death. I bet this was a shocker to Zedekiah because I am sure he believed that he was going to face a brutal death if he was to lose to Babylon. God wanted Zedekiah then to make a proclamation of liberty of those enslaved throughout Jerusalem and the territories that were left in Judah (Lachish and Azekah) and that no one should enslave their fellow brothers (fellow Jews). All listened at first and then changed their minds and took back their slaves. Those that took back their slaves were to face death from the 3 magic words (swords, famine, pestilence). The city was now to become desolate.

            This next story is interesting because it shows God’s grace to people that did not follow Him, but he was jealous (a natural side effect of love) of these people’s love for their flawless obedience to their clan leader. Jeremiah was told to bring the Rechabites into the house of the LORD and to offer them wine. Now Rechabites were told by their leader Jonadab to never drink wine, and to live as nomads, so this seems strange that God wanted Jeremiah to offer them wine. All of the Rechabites refused the wine because they stuck to their beliefs. God told Jeremiah to tell the His people:

“’The command that Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons, to drink no wine, has been kept, and they drink none to this day for they have obeyed their father’s command. I have spoken to you persistently, but you have not listened to me.’” Jeremiah 35:15. What hurt and anger God must have felt! God had given His people everything and they would not listen to Him! God promises the Rechabites that they will always exist because God finds their faith to their clan honorable. Who would think that God would allow this certain group of people to always exist when they didn’t necessary obey Him.

It is times like this when I wish that the book of Jeremiah would be chronological! So chapter 34 was about Zedekiah’s reign, and now we are moving back in time to Jehoiakim’s reign (the Rechabite’s support from God took place during his reign as well). I am going to post a chart about when he king ruled and for how long and so on! Anyway Jeremiah is told by God to write down all that God has told him, so Jeremiah gets help from Baruch (whose name will continue to come up throughout various passages in the book of Jeremiah). Baruch writes down what Jeremiah tells him to and then Jeremiah also sends Baruch to share these words at the house of the LORD, for at the time Jeremiah was banned from entering. About a year later (I assume after the completion of the writing) Baruch was able to share the message because all the people around had come to Jerusalem to have a feast. Micaiah listened to Baruch and then went to tell Jehoiakim’s officials, and they then sent someone to warn Baruch to hide, along with Jeremiah! God protected and hid Jeremiah and Baruch and Jehoiakim burned the scroll that Baruch had written with the words of God as told from Jeremiah! I love this part….God then has Jeremiah have another scroll written but this time with a bad ending for Jehoiakim to be included at the end. The words mention in the new scroll how Jehoiakim had burned the previous scroll and as a result he will die and his body will not be put to rest peacefully and Jersualem will be attacked.

Jeremiah Chapter 33

This is a shorter post for sure today! Only one chapter but a lot of great information! I haven’t posted in a few days, but I have been reading a lot so a lot of posts will be coming soon! Anyway this chapter shows God’s mercy and love by the peace that He is promising and just what all there is to come for His people.

So while Jeremiah was being in the court of the guards he hears from God a second time with another important message to share! First it starts off with this verse that I really like:

“’Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.’” Jeremiah 33:3.

God is all knowing and His will, will be done. I just drastically love this verse, and it also shows how Jeremiah’s prophecies from God really need to be understood and followed.

The prophecy is similar to ones that Jeremiah has already spoken of and it is that those that try to fight off the Chaldeans within Judah will face death, for God’s will is for the Chaldeans to conquer over Judah, for this city (Jerusalem) is full of such wickedness. Although He is allowing there to be disaster taken onto this city, He promises that there will also be rebuilding and healing for this city – it will not always be under other rulers and such a harsh environment for its people. All the rebellion and guilt that has been throughout Judah and Israel will be brought to an end! The city of evil in God’s eyes will become once again the city of joy in God’s eyes!

The second half of the chapter tells of how God will fulfill the promise that He had made to David and how a great Branch will rise out of the House of David and justice and righteousness will be executed. Hopefully I have made it clear in past posts what this “Branch” represents J Of course it represents Jesus! The ultimate ruler of His people and the ultimate sacrifice that God was capable of giving for His people! He also wants to point out however that God will fulfill this promise when He pleases and when the right time arises for His people had broken the covenant so it really can be up to Him when it is completed! We of course know when God’s promise is completed – by the crucifixion of Jesus. Mercy will be given to His people through the House of David and God’s Son!

Jeremiah Chapters 30, 31, and 32

The more I think about my progress of reading the book of Jeremiah the more I realize that it is just one of those chapters, for me anyway, that I just have to keep reading and give it a chance. At first I felt as if Jeremiah was just prophesizing the same thing over and over but the more I read into the book I am beginning to recognize the differences and especially towards the end of the book (where I am now), there is now more mention of Jeremiah and God’s protection over him which is always so encouraging. So lets move more through the next three chapters of this great book!

Chapter 30 is interesting from the beginning because God actually tells Jeremiah to begin to write down all that God has told him so that there would be record of these prophecies, and He will soon be restoring His people and they will now honor what Jeremiah had prophesized from God. God is excited to restore His people for they will now honor Him, and those that do not will be brought to an end (maybe He means hell at this point…?). The house of the LORD and the palace will be rebuilt and the cities will prosper. God will fulfill His plans.

Chapter 31 starts with such a joyous note!

“’At that time declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people.’” Jeremiah 31:1. The clans have not been unified for years – this is a big ordeal! God shares how He has always loved His people throughout the whole time even when He did not seem present (v.3). Not only that but now He will not let His people stumble but rather will give them a straight path where they will flourish. A new covenant will be derived and this one will actually be written into their hearts and all will know Him and their sin will be forgotten. This new covenant of course will be what Jesus does for us when he dies on the cross. The book of Acts, Romans, and the gospels are referenced throughout the passage of the new covenant because the only time that our sins have been paid for completely has been through the death of Jesus Christ. In the book of Matthew, Jesus quotes Jeremiah’s prophecies frequently and they were of similar information to this passage in chapter 31!

The last chapter of this post turns into more of a narrative than the other chapters. Zedekiah imprisoned Jeremiah at the time and Jerusalem was under siege by Nebuchadnezzar. God told Jeremiah that his cousin Hanamel would offer him to but a field, which of course because God said it would happen – it did happen. God told Jeremiah to buy the property in spite of the city being under siege and most people assuming that there would be no farms or lands to return to, for Jerusalem was falling fast to Babylon. Jeremiah then told Baruch (who plays an important part in future chapters) to seel the deeds for one day,

“’Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.’” Jeremiah 32:15. Jeremiah then prays for understanding that God’s people would know what God wants from them and how He wants them to live (righteously). God wants the city to fall and be burnt to the ground because of the sin of His people, but the people wanted to continue on fighting. The optimistic point of the end of chapter 32 is once again the assurance that peace will eventually come to His people and they will eventually honor Him once again. Yay for the everlasting covenant that resulted from the death of Jesus Christ!

Jeremiah Chapters 27, 28, and 29

         So funny story about this blog post: I wrote about chapter 27 by accident when I was typing my blog post from yesterday (chapters 24-26) so I wrote this long paragraph and was frustrated I wrote about the wrong chapter – these posts take a while to write – so I just deleted the whole section on chapter 27. Really I could have saved it because I thought it was actually well written but in my annoyance I forgot to. Now I will be rewriting something I have already written. Moral of the story: don’t delete anything out of annoyance (and not just blog posts…). Anyway to continue on with Jeremiah!

Chapter 27 is great because it focuses on an analogy that we read throughout both the Old and New Testament and that would be the concept of the yoke. A yoke is the part that holds onto animals to allow the person to have control while plowing or pulling a cart. I didn’t know that until I started really studying the word…I guess I just ignored the whole concept of the yoke while reading verses previously (whenever I would actually do that). If one is wearing a yoke of another then you are bound to that person. In this instance Jeremiah was saying in chapter 27 that the people of Judah were bound to Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah was told to tell King Zedekiah and have the king share this information with all the other kings in the region. God wanted Zedekiah to willingly put the yoke on that was connected to Nebuchadnezzar, and then Nebuchadnezzar, his son and his grandson will rule Judah and Israel for the 70 years. If nations did not put on the yoke then they would suffer from the three key words of the book of Jeremiah: sword, famine, and pestilence. However, if they put on the yoke of Babylon then the territories will eventually be returned.

Yoke

Chapter 28 tells the story of a false prophet that literally preached the exact opposite of what Jeremiah was prophesizing. This false prophets name was Hananiah. He was saying that Babylon would soon fall and and not to take up the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, like Jeremiah had been saying to do! Jeremiah tries rebuke Hananiah constantly but Hananiah constantly rejects him. The people of course sided with the false prophet because he was saying what they wanted to hear unlike Jeremiah. God then speaks through Jeremiah saying that an iron yoke (an even more intense sense of bondage) would be applied on the people of Judah and the other kings and that Hananiah would die soon because of his consistent false prophecies. My favorite part is the last verse of chapter 28 because it is so nonchalant and shows how God’s Word is always true.            “In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died”. Jeremiah 28:17. How is that for a statement that God’s Word is true…I love it so much!

Chapter 29 is a great chapter that one should spend time reading thoroughly and pay close attention to details. The church I attend while up in Chapel Hill for school (The Summit Church) uses this chapter frequently in various sermons. I know this because when I was turning to read this chapter in my Bible it was underlined, starred, and highlighted throughout this whole chapter. Jeremiah write to the elders of the exiles, the priests, the prophets, and the people in general that were exiled under Nebuchadnezzar, following King Jeconiah and his court fleeing. Jeremiah encourages the people that God wants them to focus their lives on living successful and comfortable lives in Babylon for they will be there for a while and they should not waste their time, but of course still not to listen to false prophets. Also one of the most commonly posted/tweeted/read Bible verses is in this chapter:

“’For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and no for evil, to give you a future and hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11
Of course a lot of times people don’t realize what this chapter is being referenced to, but it is a good verse to use when explaining God’s will and His love for you. God just really wanted to encourage His people that He still loves them and will return to them soon enough (70 years). All of those that were exiled will return to their homes and those that refused to be exiled will die from those three magic words(swords, famine, and pestilence). Following the letter, God tells Jeremiah during his trial to announce how Shemaiah has been prophesizing when God had not sent him so he will be put to death at some point by Nebuchadnezzar. God still does not put up with rebellion.

Jeremiah Chapters 24, 25, and 26

At this point in the book of Jeremiah, Nebuchadnezzar has gained power over Israel and Judah with a puppet king ruling over the territories still, but the Babylonian king is making all the decisions. The people in Israel and Judah believed false prophets that said the Babylonians would stop ruling them soon enough and that they would not face exile, so Jeremiah addresses this as an issue that God has recognized throughout the next few chapters.

So at this point in chapter 24, Nebuchadnezzar had taken captive Jeconiah (son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah) and the officials of Judah along with the top craftsmen. Jeremiah placed two baskets of figs in front of the house of the LORD and one contained good figs that were perfectly ripe, and the other basket contained bad figs (inedible). The good figs represented the good and righteous that God would allow to return to Judah. God said that these good figs would:

“’I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them, and not pluck them up. I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.’” Jeremiah 24:6-7.

The bad figs are the unrighteous leaders like King Zedekiah, his officials, and they will stay in foreign lands and never return to Judah. They will curse whatever areas they will live in.

During the first year of Nebuchadnezzar’s rule Jeremiah spoke to all the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. Jeremiah shares how long it has been that God has been speaking to him about what is to come to Judah, and Jeremiah has persistently spoken to them, yet they all ignored or disregarded what he said, so God has been provoked to anger. God will allow Nebuchadnezzar and all the northern tribes to conquer and they will bring destruction to the area for 70 years. Following those 70 years, God will turn to protect His people once again and bring destruction against Babylon and the northern tribes. God had a cup of wrath that he had Jeremiah give to all the nations that he visited, and they all drank from it, with Babylon being the last to drink from it. If they refused to drink then he proclaimed how God will bring horror to these nations for disobeying Him. All the nations will face misery for their ways against the LORD.

In the beginning of Jehoiakim’s reign, Jeremiah was told to share with all the people a message, and to not hold back any information. He demanded that the people listen to what Jeremiah and all the true prophets were saying, and if they do not then they will be brought into ruin like Shiloh. All the priests and prophets that were there listening to Jeremiah proclaim these prophecies declared that he must be put to death! Jeremiah persevered and stood behind what God had told him to say and would not refrain any of the information. He was truly someone to admire! He did not turn from his persecutors. Jeremiah is actually spared because the people and officials told the priests and prophets that he should not be put to death, for the great prophet Micah was not put to death under the reign of Hezekiah, who listened to the prophet and wanted to protect his people. Another prophet named Uriah was giving similar prophesies that Jeremiah was giving but when Jehoiakim went after him, he did not stand behind God’s words and fled to Egypt. He was eventually caught and killed. He did not stick behind God’s words and as a result he was brought to ruin.

Jeremiah Chapters 22 and 23

I find it strange how the chapters will end but in the middle of a passage and this is one of those times. I can see why they split it where they did but you would think that they would give it a new title to start the 22nd chapter. Just a thought :D.

So chapter 21 ended with God speaking to the House of David and chapter 22 he is still speaking to the House of David but now God has sent Jeremiah to the house of the LORD to speak to the king directly. God demands that the house of David protect the weak and innocent in their kingdom and if they do this then they will flourish and if they do not then they will become desolate. God ask many questions from the perspective of a third party in this instance he asks what other people groups would be asking if the House of David was to become desolate and that is “Why has the LORD dealt thus with this great city?” and of course they have the answer of these people having broken the covenant that God had made with them! God next has a message to the sons of Josiah aka the current and future leaders of Judah at the time. His message to Shallum who was the son of Josiah (the king of Judah) was that he will die when he is captured. Shallum had been a very unrighteous individual and it did not matter how righteous his father had been because his unrighteousness is what he would have to pay for. God’s message for Jehoiakim, another son of Josiah (king of Judah) was that he will be put into ruin because he openly defiled his covenant with God in front of all the people of Judah. Coniah who is the son of Jehoiakim will be sent away with his mother to another place and he will of course long to return to Judah but that will never happen and on top of that his children will not succeed in ruling on the throne of David over Judah. I find it interesting how God goes through each of these people to recall how they will be brought to shame or unsuccessful, but they all have different ways that this shame will be brought.

In chapter 23 God begins to tell what will happen after the exile and it consisted of protection from a shepherd that will make sure that they stay in their homes and will bring them to God.

“’Behold the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land,’” Jeremiah 23:5.

To me I thought that this was referring to Jesus? What do you all think? This is when I am overjoyed with having a reference Bible for it refers to various New Testament verses including Matthew 2:2, Luke 1:32, 19:38, and John 1:49. Jesus comes from the House of David and was seen as the king or leader of his people that protected His people by being crucified in order to allow them to not fall to and dwell in their unrighteousness like they had done previously. God will now be known as the one that brought His people out of the North and no longer just the land of Egypt. After speaking of the greatness of His Son that is to come, God returns His focus to the lying prophets and how from Samaria to Jerusalem, all of the false prophets will be brought to ruin. For if they were true prophets then they would not have lived such wicked lives like they had. God wants people to be able to see the false prophets because He doesn’t want them to honor their prophecies. The next blog post aka the next chapters in Jeremiah will cover the exile in more depth.

Jeremiah Chapters 20 and 21

So in my last post I was covering the various parables that God used with Jeremiah to explain His power and how His people have gone against Him, and now we will read more about the persecution that Jeremiah faced while speaking for the LORD. Also there will be more specifics thrown out onto when/who will be put into exile and for how long. It gets very specific on the details.

After Jeremiah tells the whole court of the broken flask analogy that God had told him to say, he was instantly ridiculed, mocked, and persecuted. Pashur who was a priest, and son to the chief officer in the house of the LORD was ironically the one that was persecuting Jeremiah. You would think because of his relationship to the house of the LORD and the fact that he was a priest that he would be understanding and know that God was really speaking through Jeremiah, but this was not the case at all. The corruption is so evident from the fact that such a supposedly strong leader in the LORD’s community would persecute someone that was really standing strong for Him. Jeremiah was put into the stocks and then let go where he gave Pashur a message from God. It was a message of the captivity of Judah that was to come and how Pashur and his whole family would be part of the people that are to be held in captivity. Jeremiah then shares in verse 9 how he has to share what God is telling him or else he feels a burning in his bones. I think of it like how it would not be fair to not share this information that God has given him to give to the people; if he did not share then what good would it do to help the people? It would do no good at all. To end off this chapter I wanted to mention one of my favorite verses that gives one hope that God will be there to protect you. Jeremiah wrote this verse when he was grieving having to be a part of the toils that Judah was facing but he also knew that God would protect him throughout it all.

“’But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.’” Jeremiah 20:11.

I find this verse to be so encouraging because sometimes it just seems that someone is out there to make you unhappy and pulling you away from your faith, but God will protect you from them if you continue to have faith in Him.

Chapter 21 is interesting because it now is the kings wanting to know information about their kingdoms from Jeremiah. Before they did not want to hear anything but when they are continuously losing battles against Babylon they wanted to know what is up. So King Zedekiah sent Pashur (a different one than the one from chapter 20) and Zephaniah to talk to Jeremiah to see if or when God will send Babylon and their king Nebuchadnezzar away from them. God said that the city will survive but those that do survive will be sent to Babylon, and anyone that decides to stay in Jerusalem will die from sword, famine, or pestilence (these words come up so much within the book of Jeremiah and it shows how God’s message doesn’t change). God speaks to the House of David and declares that they will repay for their bad deeds or succeed because of their good deeds, but overall God is against them for breaking the covenant. God will punish based on the fruit of their deeds. His message to the House of David will continue in chapter 22!

Jeremiah Chapters 18 and 19

I really enjoy these next two chapters of Jeremiah because they portray some of my favorite ways that God teaches us through His word – and this instance it is how he uses parables frequently. In the New Testament Jesus’ parables are famous and well-known by many, even non-Christians because they are great lessons to use for life in general! I just think parables are a more interesting way to teach or portray words, and I love how God uses parables when talking to Jeremiah in these next chapters. I was starting to lose interest in the book of Jeremiah until I got to these parables, and I was instantly more interested.

The first parable that God tells Jeremiah is that of the potter and the clay, which portrays the power of God in the relationship with His people. What is interesting is that God actually had Jeremiah go to the potter’s house so that he could examine the subject in person that God was going to explain. God tells Jeremiah that he is the potter and His people are the clay. He can crush and reform His people whenever He pleases, like a potter can do with clay if they are unpleased with their creation. God can morph His people in any way he pleases, like a potter can morph his clay. This is another warning that God wants Jeremiah to tell His people, for He is planning a disaster that would reform His people drastically and bring them to ruin. Of course His people are not concerned and think they are safe and God will not put them into ruin – it would be like an inanimate object like clay thinking (if it could think) that the potter could cause it no harm at all. It is utterly ridiculous to think that God does not control or bring ruin to His people. Jeremiah tells of how the people were constantly planning against him because they believed his prophecies were false, even though they were the ones listening to false prophets. Jeremiah once again asks God to protect him from these people that wish him harm because he shares the truth.

God then uses another parable, more like a metaphor for Jeremiah to portray to the leaders of the temple and Judah. God tells Jeremiah to take a clay flask and go to the Potsherd Gate. God tells Jeremiah to say,

“’Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold I am bringing such disaster upon this place that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offering…And in this place I will make void the plans of Judah and Jerusalem and wil cause their people to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life.’” Jeremiah 19:3-7

God then told Jeremiah to throw down the clay flask and it would break. God then wanted Jeremiah to tell the people that they will break as the flask did. For once this flask has been broken it cannot be mended. Jeremiah then headed to the courts in the LORD’s house where he announced these words to all, and we will learn of their responses in my next post!

God then told Jeremiah to throw down the clay flask and it would break. God then wanted Jeremiah to tell the people that they will break as the flask did. For once this flask has been broken it cannot be mended. Jeremiah then headed to the courts in the LORD’s house where he announced these words to all, and we will learn of their responses in my next post!