Jeremiah

Truthfulness

January 1, 1970

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

Praying and Pleading

January 1, 1970

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

January 1, 1970

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

Seekers Directed and Encouraged

January 1, 1970

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

January 1, 1970

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

February 26, 1893

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

God’s People Melted and Tried

February 19, 1891

God’s People Melted and Tried   “Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?”— Jeremiah IX. 7.   OBSERVE, here, that God represents himself as greatly concerned to know what to do with his people. Of course, he speaks after the …

Jeremiah:9:7

Everlasting Love Revealed

June 15, 1890

 Everlasting Love Revealed   “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” — Jeremiah xxxi. 3.   THUS speaks the Israel of God. She seems to wake up as if she had long been asleep, and had forgotten a grand fact — …

Jeremiah:31:3

Forgiveness, Freedom, Favour

April 10, 1890

Forgiveness, Freedom, Favour   “And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto bis neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD’S release.”— Deuteronomy xv. 2.   THIS wonderful transaction of “the Lord’s release” came at the end of every …

Jeremiah:15:2

Zedekiah; or, the Man who cannot say ‘No’

March 30, 1890

Zedekiah; or, the Man who cannot say ‘No’   “Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.”— Jeremiah xxxviii. 5.   “PUT not your trust in princes.” Zedekiah professed to be a friend to Jeremiah; but when the princes sought permission to put …

Jeremiah:38:5