Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Jeremiah 44 – Does God Commit Evil?

| August 30, 2016

Does God commit “evil’? Immediately our response as believers is no, because immediately we assign the descriptive modifier “moral evil.” Raah is used frequently in Jeremiah 44 (13x), and in all of Jeremiah (85x). Basically it means “adversity” which admittedly sounds somewhat benign. Only when we see it applied contextually do we see the depth […]

Jeremiah 40 – Rock Bottom Offers

| August 20, 2016

The same offer had been offered and rejected time after time and then again. Years help had been offered; but it required something personally offensive to those whose world was obviously falling apart. Finally, after more than two decades some decided to accept. What changed? What was previously offensive but now palatable? What changed was […]

Jeremiah 5:22 – As Weak As Sand

| August 16, 2016

What is one of the most powerful God-created sources that is untamed and will always remain untamed? The sea. Considering its strength, what did God choose to control this mighty creation of His? Sand. “Do you not tremble before Me, the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea, an enduring barrier […]

Jeremiah 33:5 – God’s Hidden Face

| July 13, 2016

Jeremiah 33:5 – “I have hidden My face from this city because of all their wickedness” Herein might be the true way to view suffering. Bad things happen not because of God causes them (although language is used that way), but because stops protecting His people (language is also used this way). Considering God sends […]

Jeremiah 28:6 – I Want to be Wrong

| June 30, 2016

“I want to be wrong.” Jeremiah prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and a 70 year exile. Hananiah prophesied it would only last 2 years. Jeremiah responded saying “Amen! May the LORD do so” (Jer.28:6). Jeremiah wanted to be wrong. In bible class last night someone said the problem too many have is they want to […]

Jeremiah 21:1-7- Be Careful What You Pray For

| June 15, 2016

There is a phrase, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” Jeremiah present us with a more terrifying scenario. King Zedekiah asks Jeremiah, “Ask the LORD on our behalf, since Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is making war against us. Perhaps the LORD will perform for us something like all His past […]

Jeremiah 18:3-12 – The Calvinistic Potter

| June 8, 2016

Sovereignty of God! But please notice contrary to the Calvinistic doctrine of Sovereignty, God allows man to freely choose his own fate! If we take this visual aid and parable too far, further than intended, we have God – the potter – having the clay – people – become flawed “in His own hands.” If […]

Jeremiah 17:7-8 – Don’t Fear the Heat

| June 8, 2016

For those who see doom in the future for America (and could be right), please remember this passage from Jeremiah (too often a neglected book): Jeremiah 17:7-8 (HCSB) (7) The man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence indeed is the LORD, is blessed. (8) He will be like a tree planted by water: it […]

Jeremiah 17:14 – You Are My Praise

| June 8, 2016

“You are my praise” (Jeremiah 17:14). Jeremiah is not considered as eloquent as Isaiah but there is a beauty to the simplistic “You are my praise.” The full verse is likewise beautiful in its simplicity: “Heal me LORD and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are my praise.”

Jeremiah – Purpose of Preaching

| June 8, 2016

In Jeremiah we see an unusual purpose for preaching: It wasn’t to change people but to vindicate God that He warned them. Scary thought! So are we being changed or just being warned?