May 17, 2019

16Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time. 17Then 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 37:16-17, NIV)

 

JEREMIAH 37-41

DAY 140: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verses For Today: Jeremiah 37:16-17

Jerusalem falls to the Babylonians. Israel is scattered.

 

Ask God for His understanding of Jeremiah 37-41. Read Jeremiah 37-41. Let’s journey!

 

Chapters 37-41 is God’s prophecy to Jeremiah 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 which 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 forced them to flee to Egypt. God’s prophecy to Israel through Jeremiah was fulfilled. (Jeremiah 37:1-41:18)

 

Our focus verses for today:

 

16Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time. 17Then 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 37:16-17, 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! Godspeace!

 

  

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