Jeremiah

Truthfulness

Jan 01

TRUTHFULNESS.   “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth?” — Jeremiah v. 3.   THE allusion is not to doctrinal truth, or truth in the abstract, but to practical truth as it should exist in the hearts and lives of men. It might be read “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon truthfulness?” or “upon faithfulness?” The …

Jeremiah:5:3

Are You Prepared to Die?

Jan 01

Are You Prepared to Die?   “How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?”— Jeremiah 12:5.   CANAAN may be considered as a type of two states or conditions in the Christian’s life. It was the land of rest to the children of Israel after a weary pilgrimage in the wilderness. Now it is written that “we who …

Jeremiah:12:5

The Relationship of Marriage

Jan 01

The Relationship to Marriage   “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.”—Jeremiah 3:14.     These be dainty words—a grateful anodyne for a troubled conscience. Such singular comfort is fitted to cheer up the soul, and put the brightest hue on all her prospects. The person to whom it is addressed hath an …

Jeremiah:3:14

Praying and Pleading

Jan 01

PRAYING AND PLEADING.   “O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that …

Jeremiah:14:7-9

The Cast-Off Girdle

Jan 01

THE CAST-OFF GIRDLE.   “Thus saith the Lord unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. So I got a girdle, according to the word of the Lord, and put it on my loins. And the word of the Lord came unto me the …

Jeremiah:13:1-11

The Secret Food and the Public Name

Jan 01

The Secret Food and the Public Name   “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of Hosts.” — Jeremiah xv. 16.   JEREMIAH had been greatly persecuted for his faithfulness in delivering the word …

Jeremiah:15:16

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!

Jan 01

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!   “Dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan.” — Jeremiah xlix. 8.   WE do not quite know who these inhabitants of Dedan were, but in all probability they were some Arabian tribe or tribes. Perhaps they were descendants of Keturah. This Arabian tribe probably dwelt in the rock city of Petra, and were mingled with …

Jeremiah:49:8

Seekers Directed and Encouraged

Jan 01

Seekers Directed and Encouraged    “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”— Jeremiah xxix. 13.   THIS was a part of the direction which God gave by his servant to the captives in Babylon. They were to remain quiet in Babylon until the set time came for their …

Jeremiah:29:13

Bad Lodgers, and How to Treat Them

Jan 01

Bad Lodgers, and How to Treat Them    “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?” — Jeremiah iv. 14.   ONE notices in reading such a chapter as this fourth of Jeremiah that the change which God required in the Jewish people was a very …

Jeremiah:4:14

Sealed and Open Evidences

Feb 26

Sealed and Open Evidences   “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.”— Jeremiah xxxii. 14.   THE discourse of this evening is suggested by the …

Jeremiah:32:14