Resources from Jeremiah

God’s People Melted and Tried

Feb 19 OBSERVE, here, that God represents himself as greatly concerned to know what to do with his people. Of course, he speaks after the manner of men; for, as the infinitely wise God, knowing all things from the beginning, Jehovah knew what he would do. But yet, in order that we may understand something of the workings of the divine mind, he represents himself as brought to a non-plus, and saying,...

Jeremiah 9:7

Everlasting Love Revealed

Jun 15 THUS speaks the Israel of God. She seems to wake up as if she had long been asleep, and had forgotten a grand fact — a fact which she ought to have treasured up in her fondest memory. Suddenly startling into recollection, she cries, “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me.” How strange that she should have forgotten it! Her spiritual lethargy had dimmed her memory, and caused her...

Jeremiah 31:3

Forgiveness, Freedom, Favour

Apr 10 THIS wonderful transaction of “the Lord’s release” came at the end of every seven years. It was according to the gracious law of God for Israel that there should be, first of all, a rest one day in seven. Next, there were feast days one month in seven; and then there came, every seventh year, a year of rest for the land, in which they did not till it, but...

Jeremiah 15:2

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

Mar 30 “PUT not your trust in princes.” Zedekiah professed to be a friend to Jeremiah; but when the princes sought permission to put the prophet to death, Zedekiah’s friendship was not worth much. He said, “He is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.” Instead of protecting his friend and adviser, he gave him over at once, and left him as a...

Jeremiah 38:5

The Drought of Nature, the Rain of Grace, and the Lesson Therefrom

Nov 10 IT is my heart’s desire and earnest prayer that many in this house may this morning say with the prophet, “O Lord our God, we will wait upon thee.” I shall not be satisfied to have delivered a discourse, nor for you to have heard it, and even approved of it, unless there shall come from it this delightful fruit, that those far off from God shall be drawn near...

Jeremiah 14:3-4 & 22

Perseverance in Holiness

Oct 6 LAST Sabbath morning we were called to deep searching of heart. It was a very painful discourse to the preacher, and it was not less so to many of his hearers. Some of us will never forget that fig tree, covered with untimely leaves, which yielded no fruit, and was condemned to stand a beacon to the unfruitful of all ages. I felt that I was in the surgery, using...

Jeremiah 32:40

The Inner Side of Conversion

Sep 15 THERE are turning-points in most lives. We go on in a straight line for a certain distance, but suddenly we come to a place where we must make a choice of roads. All the rest of our journey may depend upon what we do at those particular points. Character often hinges on a day’s resolve. Every now and then we meet with a man who has seemed hopeful enough till...

Jeremiah 31:18-20

The Whole-heartedness of God in Blessing His People

Jul 29 WE cannot help looking for the restoration of the scattered Israelites to the land which God has given to them by a covenant of salt: we also look for the time when they shall believe in the Messiah whom they have rejected, and shall rejoice in Jesus of Nazareth, whom to-day they despise. There is great encouragement in prophecy to those who work among the seed of Israel; and it...

Jeremiah 32:41

The Tender Enquiry of a Friend

May 27 TRAVELLERS in the East tell us that among the most melancholy scenes they witness is the following:— Men inflict upon themselves very grievous, voluntary wounds, and then exhibit themselves in public. They even disfigure themselves with gashes and cuts in the presence of excited throngs. I am speaking of what has occurred even within the last few years among the Moslems. When some great prophet or emir is coming that...

Jeremiah 47:5

"Is Anything too Hard for the Lord?"

Apr 22 THIS method of questioning the person to be instructed is known to teachers as the Socratic method. Socrates was wont, not so much to state a fact, as to ask a question and draw out thoughts from those whom he taught. His method had long before been used by a far greater teacher. Putting questions is Jehovah’s frequent method of instruction. When the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind...

Jeremiah 32:26-27