Jeremiah the Bold
Jeremiah the Bold
Read Jeremiah 7-9 (evening gleanings)
In the book of Jeremiah, chapters 7-9, God's judgement against Judah is a central theme. These chapters depict a solemn warning against disobedience and unfaithfulness to God. The Lord, through the prophet Jeremiah, is warning the people of Judah that their disobedience and neglect of the law will result in dire consequences.
The people of Judah had turned away from God and were engaging in idol worship. They were offering sacrifices and worshiping false gods, thinking that their actions were pleasing to God. However, the Lord saw through their hypocrisy and warned them of the impending judgment that would come upon them.
In chapter 7, the Lord speaks through the prophet Jeremiah and warns the people of Judah that their disobedience and unfaithfulness will lead to the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. He reminds them that the temple was not a guarantee of their safety, but rather a symbol of their relationship with God.
Later, in chapter 8, the Lord laments the unrepentant heart of the people of Judah. He expresses his sorrow at their refusal to turn away from their wickedness and return to him. He warns them of the consequences of their actions and the judgment that will come upon them.
Finally, in chapter 9, the Lord speaks through Jeremiah and describes the coming destruction of Judah. He warns of the impending judgment that will fall upon the people because of their disobedience and unfaithfulness. He describes the destruction that will come, and the sorrow that the people will experience.
The book of Jeremiah, chapters 7-9, depicts God's judgment against the people of Judah. It is a solemn warning against disobedience and unfaithfulness. The Lord warns of the consequences of disobedience and reminds us of the importance of obedience and faithfulness to him. May we learn from the lessons of the people of Judah and turn our hearts towards God, seeking his forgiveness and mercy.
"let not to the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty men boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches. But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and rightesouness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declars the Lord" -Jeremiah 9:23-24
We must boast in Christ. For He alone is the embodiment of love, justice, and righteousness, as clearly displayed through His finished work on the cross. "Abide in Him and you will produce much fruit. For apart from Him we can do nothing."