Jeremiah The Prophet’s Call
Josiah’s Reign2 Chron. 34, Jer. 1:1-2 • 12th of Josiah: Purge of idols begins. • 13th of Josiah: Jeremiah is called. • 18th of Josiah: Purge completed. Temple repaired. Book of the Law found. Passover celebrated. • 31st of Josiah: Josiah killed in battle.Lamentations written. • “Josiah…made all who were present in Israel to serve the LORD their God.” 2 Chron. 34:33.
Jer. 1:4-10 The Prophet’s Call • God’s choice. • Chosen before birth. • To the nations. • When a youth. • How did God reassure him?
Jeremiah: “I see a rod of an almond tree.” shaqed God: “I am watching over my word, to perform it.” shoqed
Defended them from enemies. Brought them up from Egypt. Led them in the wilderness. Brought them into Canaan. “I remember…” Jer. 2:1 What had God done for Israel & Judah? What had Israel & Judah done with God? • Defiled His inheritance. • Forgot the Law. • Prophesied by Baal. • Turned back to Egypt. What has God done for us?
The Take-Away • God will keep His word. • If God is with you, you do not need to fear others. • You can endure more than you think you can. • God demands our loyalty. • Do not forget what God has done for us. • Read Jer. 2-10 for next week.