Jeremiah 24

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 24

Two baskets of Figs.

Overview.

When Babylonian army invaded Judah and Jerusalem twice in 597BC, they held captive craftsmen and artisans of Judah, and exiled them to Babylonia. Then God showed Jeremiah vision of two baskets of figs.

One basket with good figs represented the exiled to Babylonia. They would be returned and become a faithful nation with renewed covenant. “They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” (v.7)

The other basket with bad figs represented those remaining in Judah, the king and his officials, and survived in Egypt. They were the object of God’s wrath; they would be destroyed. “I will send the sword, famine and plague against them until they are destroyed from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.” (v.10)

We read in this chapter the character of God, merciful and compassionate, and wrathful for wickedness

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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