The Promises of God: Negative and Positive

“They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? When they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom. What thing shall I take to witness for thee? What thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I … Continue reading The Promises of God: Negative and Positive

I Will Not Leave You Wholly Unpunished

The people of God: Jacob and his descendants are never without the discipline [correction] of God.  That correction shows, in fact, that they are the children of God.  The same is true of those who are genuine Christians; those who have been regenerated through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of … Continue reading I Will Not Leave You Wholly Unpunished

When the Enemy Overpowers

Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captives, but have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions. All who pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and shake their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem: “Is this the city that … Continue reading When the Enemy Overpowers

The Compassion of the LORD Never Fails

Jeremiah has been lamenting the tragedies of the conquering hordes of Babylon, the captivity of Judah, the fall of Jerusalem - including the temple and the wall of the City; the famine of the people which led to unspeakable acts in order for some to eat.  Yet, in the midst of his grief, and sorrow … Continue reading The Compassion of the LORD Never Fails

When God Purposes a Thing

It seems that, sometimes at least, we; yes even Christians, put terrible events and tragedies up to chance.  Chance says that these things just happen.  I must admit that this troubles me, but I think it troubles me more to believe that these things happen by mere chance; when they cannot be chance. Looking today … Continue reading When God Purposes a Thing

In the Day of His Anger

There may be some; maybe many who profess to know God and say something like, "God does not get angry..."  I have heard some say, "Jesus never got angry"; and that statement completely shows their ignorance.  Does God get angry?  For those who love Jesus; does Jesus, did Jesus ever get angry?  Well let us … Continue reading In the Day of His Anger

In the days of Affliction

No one today likes to talk about judgment or affliction.  I do not like talking about it, preaching about it, and I really get no joy from reading Jeremiah; or any of the prophets; or preaching their writings and prophecies of darkness and gloom; but I must not neglect the counsel of the LORD.  The … Continue reading In the days of Affliction

No Iniquity Found

Do you find yourself to be a sinner?  Have you sinned against God?  There are some who would answer "No" to both of those questions.  Sadly, though, there is no salvation for such a person.  It is possible however for one to experience deliverance from iniquity, forgiveness of sin.  Hear the prophet Jeremiah speak the … Continue reading No Iniquity Found

Judgment of Nations

“Flee, save your lives! And be like the juniper in the wilderness. For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you also shall be taken. And Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, his priests and his princes together. And the plunderer shall come against every city; no one shall escape. The valley … Continue reading Judgment of Nations

When the LORD Brings to Pass What He Has Said

It is a shame to the people of God to miss out on the fulfillment of Scripture (the Word of God) when it is happening under their noses; and they do not even recognize it.  That happened with the religious leaders of Judah.  That was the people to whom Jeremiah was preaching.  They refused to … Continue reading When the LORD Brings to Pass What He Has Said