Resources from Jeremiah

Knowing the Lord through Pardoned Sin

Jan 29 TRUE knowledge of God is a covenant blessing. To know Jehovah as the only living and true God, to know him personally and intimately, so as to say with David, “Thou art my God” — this is one of the choice blessings of the covenant of grace which grace bestows upon all the chosen. In this prophecy, Jehovah declares that he will yet give this knowledge to the house of...

Jeremiah 31:34

God’s Thoughts of Peace, and Our Expected End

May 29 I HAVE already explained to you, while expounding the twenty-fourth and twenty-ninth chapters of this prophet, that these words were written by Jeremiah in a letter to the captives in Babylon. A considerable part of the people of Israel were carried away by Nebuchadnezzar into a far country. They were exhorted by the prophet to build houses, form families, and to abide peaceably there till the Lord should lead them...

Jeremiah 29:11

Thy First Love

Feb 20 THIS was the word of Jehovah to his ancient people; he remembered the faithfulness and earnestness of Israel when the nation was first born, and came out of Egypt under Moses, and went after God into “the waste howling wilderness.” Alas, in after years, they would not obey, or trust, or rejoice in God! He therefore tells the prophet Jeremiah to say to them that he remembers their better days;...

Jeremiah 2:2

Secret Drawings Graciously Explained

Aug 15 THE dread of divine justice has often driven men to seek mercy. Many have been caught in the whirlwind of wrath, and in their dismay they have fled for refuge to that Man who is a covert from the tempest. Hence the Lord does not decline to work upon the minds of the guilty by motives drawn from fear. Notice the twenty-third and twenty-fourth verses of the previous chapter:— “Behold,...

Jeremiah 31:3

God’s Fire and Hammer

Mar 28 As we noticed while reading the chapter, there were a great many pretenders in the times of Jeremiah, so that, when the true prophet of God came forth, and declared, “Thus saith the Lord,” he was met by false prophets who contradicted him, and said something the very reverse of what he had to say, and yet prefaced their utterance with the same declaration, “Thus saith the Lord.” This, of...

Jeremiah 23:29

Hope for the Worst Backsliders

Feb 14 SIN is quite sure to cause sorrow; and the longer the sorrow is delayed, the heavier it will be when it comes. This ship may he long at sea, but it will come home at last with a terrible cargo. There was never a man who broke the law of God who had not in the end to rue it. “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and...

Jeremiah 3:22, 23

A Proclamation from the Kings of Kings

Apr 5 BACKSLIDERS are very many. Departing from the living God is no strange thing. Every church has to lament many that turn aside. In fact, it has become so common in many churches that they have not faith enough to hold to the scriptural doctrine of the perseverance of the saints; as if the want of perseverance in mere professors could alter the truth that where the life and power of...

Jeremiah 3:12-13

Our Sanctuary

Jun 15 THIS book of Jeremiah is a very thorny one: it might be called, like his smaller work, “The Book of Lamentations.” Our text is as a lily among thorns, as a rose in the wilderness; the solitary place shall be glad for it, and the desert shall rejoice. The words sound like sweet music amid the crash of tempest. The bitter tree yields us sweet fruit. The weeping prophet wipes...

Jeremiah 17:12-14

Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts

Dec 2 THE promises of this verse will be exceedingly sweet to those who feel their personal need of them; but those who boast that they are neither sick nor wounded will take no interest in this comfortable word. Those who are charmed with themselves will see no charm in the beloved Physician. I have heard of certain hungry travellers, who were lost in the wilderness, and came upon a bag which...

Jeremiah 30:17

Mourners, Inquirers, Covenanters

Nov 25 THE previous part of this chapter declares the overthrow of Israel’s cruel oppressor: “Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces.” The Assyrian and Babylonian power had been the great tyrant of the ages, and the Lord had employed it for the chastening of his people, until at last Israel and Judah had been carried away captive to the banks of the Euphrates, and the land of...

Jeremiah 50:4-5