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Gilbert House Fellowship #177: Jeremiah 8-13

CONDEMNATION AND promise are the themes of Jeremiah’s prophecy against Judah in this week’s study. We discuss the coming punishment of the rebellious kingdom of Judah, which was just a few years away from being invaded by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, turning Jerusalem into a “lair of jackals” (or “dragons”), God’s decree that “the gods who did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish,” and His promise that Judah and the nations of the earth would be restored if they turned back to Him.

We also review the significance of the Tophet Jeremiah mentioned in chapter 7 and its relevance to the gods allotted to the nations by Yahweh after the Tower of Babel incident (see Deuteronomy 32:8-9 and 4:19-20).

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Gilbert House Fellowship #176: Jeremiah 3-7

THE HEARTBREAK of Jeremiah at the prophesied destruction of Jerusalem is evident in this week’s reading:

My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jeremiah 4:19 (ESV)

We discuss God’s condemnation of the faithlessness of the kingdom of Judah, which is startling coming as it did within living memory of the reforms of the good king Josiah.

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