Jeremiah: Human Suffering

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

Suffering was extreme during the time of Jeremiah. The Babylonians surrounded Jerusalem and “The siege will be so terrible that the people inside the city will eat one another and even their own children.” (Jeremiah 19:9) Innocent children suffered during this time because of the foolishness of kings, prophets and …

Jeremiah: Hinnom Valley and Hell

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

It is sometimes said that Jesus talked more about hell than heaven. For example, “If you call your brother a worthless fool, you will be in danger of going to the fire of hell” (Matthew 5:22). What is Jesus referring to? It is easy to superimpose our preconceived notion of …

Jeremiah: A Glimpse of God’s Wrath in Action

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

Jeremiah clarifies the meaning of God’s wrath more than any other Old Testament book. There are dozens of verses just like this one in the book of Jeremiah: “I will fight against you with all my might, my anger, my wrath, and my fury…” (21:5). How can we understand what …

Jeremiah: A Story About God

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

The book of Jeremiah becomes much more significant if it is read as a story about God. What do we learn about God in the book of Jeremiah? Read in the “right” light we see Jeremiah’s life as a reflection of Jesus Christ: “I [Jeremiah] was like a trusting lamb, …

Jeremiah 22: Knowing God is to Love Others

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

“This is what it means to know the Lord” (Jeremiah 22:16). The subject of “knowing God” is a thread that runs throughout the Bible. The climax of this theme occurs in the conversation Jesus had with his disciples the night before he died. “This is eternal life, to know you…” …

Jeremiah & Lamentations (2008)

In Jeremiah, Lamentatians

The essence of the plan of salvation is found within this book. The book of Jeremiah is also one of the most powerful books in the Bible to show how far God is willing to condescend and to serve his rebellious children.