Jeremiah 15

   Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Jeremiah 15

Inevitable Punishment.

Overview.

God did not change his will to judge (punish) Judah because God would not overlook the corruption of Judah. God assured Jeremiah that punishment against the people of Judah would come and her destruction was certain.

God’s will to judge Judah was expressed this way– Even great intercessors of Israel, Moses( Exodus 32:7-14, 33:12-23) or Samuel (1 Samuel 12) would not change God’s mind, sending destroyers of all kinds, the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away and the birds and the beasts to devour and destroy. Because Judah have rejected God and she has not retured, God showed no compassion for her.

Jeremiah uttered the second of his lament and confession (v.10-21). He complained to his mother for his birth to see the disaster in his eyes. God assured him that God would protect him in times of disaster, that God would protect him as a spokesmen of God, prophet, from against his enemies.  

Reflection.

 1. What does this passage tell you about God?

 2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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