Friday, June 04 2010
Verse of the Week: V6 “Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,”
1. God Reigns (V1-10)
V6 “Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,”
God reigns in heaven and earth as whatever He says shall be fulfilled and whatever He does shall be executed. Prophet Jeremiah trusted God and preached only the word of God. He kept warning the people of Judah that even though they might seem to defeat the Babylonians, ultimately the Babylonians shall defeat and destroy their city and people.
V10 “For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.”
2. God Knows (V11-15)
V14 “Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.”
Prophet Jeremiah was charged with treason for trying to escape to the Chaldeans or the Babylonians, the enemy of his people. He was arrested, beaten and put in prison. However, Jeremiah continued to trust God, and believed that God knew that he was falsely accused by his people.
V15 “Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.”
3. God Vindicates (V16-21)
V16 “When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;”
After many days, Jeremiah was vindicated by God from the false charge as King Zedekiah believed in him that he was truly a prophet of God. King Zedekiah commanded his guards that Jeremiah be transferred from the dungeon awaiting for his execution to the court of the prison under his watch care. King Zedekiah also commanded his guards to provide daily bread for Jeremiah for the rest of his stay in the court of the prison.
V21 “Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the baker’s street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to trust You in life or in death.