JEREMIAH The Weeping Prophet
Jeremiah 1:1-2 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign
Josiah’s Reforms • Josiah was the last of the good kings of Judah • A Copy of the Scriptures found in the Temple • National Repentance
Scythians ASSYRIA Medes Babylon Jerusalem (Chaldeans)
Carchemish Babylon Nebuchadnezzar Jerusalem Pharaoh Neco
Armageddon: A Symbol for a great and decisive conflict Megiddo Jerusalem (Josiah) Pharaoh Neco
Josiah Jehoahaz Eliakim (Jehoiakim) Mattaniah (Zedekiah) Jehoachin (Jeconiah)
Carchemish Babylon Nebuchadnezzar Jerusalem First Deportation to Babylon Pharaoh Neco
Jeremiah 1:4-5 Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
Jeremiah 1:6-8 Then I said, "Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth." 7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 1:9-10 9 Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 "See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."
Jeremiah 5:1 Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now, and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.
Jeremiah 29:10 "For thus says the LORD, 'When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.
Jeremiah 32:6-7 And Jeremiah said, "The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 7 'Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, "Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it."'
The New Covenant is Better • Because it is an Internal Covenant: I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it • Because it in All-Inclusive: And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD
The New Covenant is Better • Because it Forgives Sins: For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more (31:34). • Because is does not become Obsolete.
Lessons from Jeremiah • The lesson of God’s Sovereignty. • The lesson of God’s Justice. • The lesson of God’s Grace. • The lesson of Leadership