JEREMIAH 27-31: DAY 125 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
May 5, 2023
DAY 125 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
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Focus Verses For Today: Jeremiah 27:16-17
Our reading today continues our journey through the prophetic book of Jeremiah. Jerusalem falls to the Babylonians. Israel is scattered.
Ask God for His understanding of Jeremiah 27-31. Read Jeremiah 27-31. Let’s journey!
Jeremiah 27-31: God’s prophecy to Jeremiah is coming to pass. Babylon was attacking Jerusalem. Jeremiah prophesied that Jerusalem would fall to the Babylonians. He prophesied that those who fled to Babylon would live and that those who fought against Babylon would perish. Jeremiah is put into prison, falsely accused of trying to flee to Babylon. King Zedekiah summoned Jeremiah from prison on two occasions, asking Jeremiah for a word from God. A word that Zedekiah didn’t accept. Jerusalem is overthrown by Babylon. Those who remained to defend Jerusalem were killed. Those that had fled to Babylon were allowed to live in captivity. The poor Jews were allowed to remain in Jerusalem until the assassination of Gediliah, the regional governor for Babylon, forcing them to flee to Egypt. God’s prophecy to Israel through Jeremiah was fulfilled. (Jeremiah 27:1-31:40)
Our focus verses for today:
16 Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time. 17 Then King Zedekiah sent for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked him privately, “Is there any word from the Lord?”
“Yes,” Jeremiah replied, “you will be delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon.”
(Jeremiah 27:16-17, NIV)
Have you ever asked someone for advice seeking direction concerning a problem or a project? When you asked, were you seeking affirmation of what you were doing or seeking honest sincere advice? When King Zedekiah sought a word from God, he knew that he wasn’t going to change the direction he had set for Judah. He wasn’t seeking advice, or wisdom from God through Jeremiah, he was hoping for a reprieve from God. Why didn’t he listen? Why!
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