Monthly Archives: October 2011

An iron plate — Ezekiel 4-6

There were exiles in Ezekiel’s day who, despite the judgment that had come their way, were still making believe that their sins didn’t really matter, and that things were all going to turn out just fine — sin and all. … Continue reading

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A prophet to the exiles — Ezekiel 1-3

Well today we start reading Ezekiel. Ezekiel was among the second group of exiles taken by the Babylonians — Daniel and his friends had been taken to Babylon about 9 years earlier. We’re told he was settled in Telabib (or … Continue reading

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Therefore I will hope — The book of Lamentations

Today will be a two-fur — a combined blog comment for both Sunday and Monday. Lamentations really is best read as a whole anyway. A Summary of the book Lamentations was written by a broken hearted Jeremiah. From the things … Continue reading

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Letting God take revenge — Jeremiah 49-52

Yesterday’s post was pretty short and sweet, talking about how certain the punishment of the sinful would happen. Today we’ll look at the other side of the coin for the righteous. Chapters 49-51 prophecy the demise of Ammon, Edom, Damascus … Continue reading

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Against the nations — Jeremiah 46-48

Today’s post will be fairly brief. Sometimes less is more. Jeremiah’s prophecies about the nations around them all came true — all of them. Prophecies in Scripture about the final end of the world will come true too. Be among … Continue reading

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Carrying out the words of our own mouths — Jeremiah 43-45

Yesterday we watched the Babylonian-appointed governor of Judah get assassinated. The people, in a panic about the expected retribution of Babylon, asked Jeremiah if they should run to Egypt — promising that they would do whatever the LORD said. When … Continue reading

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Anarchy in the wake of the conquest — Jeremiah 40-42

I hope you’re getting as much out of these readings as I am. I’ve always liked Jeremiah, but I’m impressed over and over again by his long-suffering persistence in pleading with a sometimes fearful, sometimes hard-headed and hard-hearted, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Refusing the last chance to save Jerusalem — Jeremiah 37-39

Have you ever known someone who was hurtling toward destruction (e.g., of their health, of their marriage, of their family, of their reputation, of their business, of their soul) who steadfastly refused opportunity after opportunity to save himself/herself through immoral … Continue reading

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…and many similar words were added to them — Jeremiah 34-36

I hope you’re enjoying the tour through Jeremiah. There are so many excellent stories and lessons to draw for everyday life from these readings. For example… Sin will have its inevitable consequence Perhaps Zedekiah had hoped that the LORD might … Continue reading

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Nothing is too difficult for You — Jeremiah 31-33

Although Jeremiah had a lot of bad news to tell, he did get the chance to tell some good news, too. Today’s reading is an example of that good news — it’s just that it’s the good news on God’s … Continue reading

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