April 30, 2021
DAY 118: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey through Jeremiah continues with God directing Jeremiah to tell the people of Judah and Jerusalem of God’s pending judgment and exile upon them.
Seek God’s understanding of Jeremiah 22-26. Read Jeremiah 22-26. Let’s journey!
Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the tribes of Benjamin and Judah, which surrounded the city of Jerusalem, during the reign of the final five kings of Judah. Jeremiah began his prophesying during the reign of Josiah, the last righteous king. Like the book of Isaiah, Jeremiah offers both warnings of coming judgment, and a message of hope.
Jeremiah 22-26: Our reading today tells the story of Jeremiah staying steadfast in his faith and obedience to God regardless of the circumstances. Jeremiah announced God’s coming judgment on the Kings of Judah because they did not lead the people they governed in His (God’s) ways. Jeremiah announced God’s coming judgement on the false prophets and the temple leaders because they mislead the people in the true ways of God. For these announcements Jeremiah is almost killed by the very people he announced God’s coming judgment upon. Jeremiah didn’t recant. He couldn’t. He announced God’s word, not his word. Jeremiah stood firm and his life was spared. (Jeremiah 22:1-26:24)
As you read chapters 22 through 26, consider the following: What message is being given and to whom? What is the response to the message? Jeremiah’s messages were rejected by the Israelites. Consider, is there a message God is trying to give you that you are rejecting?
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