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Jeremiah writes a letter to all the priests, prophets and people that Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon (vv. 1-2). The setting is probably after the fall of Judah in 597 b.c., following the deportation of Jeconiah (Jehoiachin). The couriers were from priestly families connected with the reform of Josiah (v. 3). It is possible that Gemariah was the son of Hilkiah, the famous priest of Josiah’s day. God’s word to the exiles was to prepare for a long stay in Babylon (vv. 4-9). They were to build houses and settle down. They were also to plant gardens to sustain them during the period. Life was to go on as normal. The people were exhorted to marry and have sons and daughters. The Lord admonishes His people to submit humbly to His will, making Babylon their home, honoring its government, praying God’s blessings even upon this foreign land in order that they might share in these blessings (v. 7). Another warning is given concerning the false prophets who would create false hope in an early return to Judah (v. 8).
God never forgot His people even when they were captive in Babylon. I can be sure as I get older that He will never forget me regardless of the circumstances.
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Jeremiah 26:1-24Jeremiah Was on Trial For His Life
Jeremiah 27:1-22God is in Control
Jeremiah 28:1-17Speak The Truth Even When It is Unpopular
Jeremiah 29:1-14God Never Forgets His People
Jeremiah 29:15-32It is Dangerous to Take Sides Against God’s Man
Jeremiah 30:1-11God Will Restore His People
Jeremiah 30:12-24Judgment Must Come Before Blessing Can Come
Jeremiah 31:1-14He Promises to Restore Joy
Jeremiah 31:15-30Man is Responsible For His Own Sins
Jeremiah 31:31-40An Opportunity to Make a Fresh Start
Jeremiah 32:1-15Does Your Life Seem Like it is Sitting Still?
Jeremiah 32:16-27There is Nothing too Hard For God
Jeremiah 32:28-44The Practice of Child Sacrifice