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The people disbelieved Jeremiah’s message because it contradicted the message of the false Jewish prophets in Babylon (vv. 15-19). Evidently these prophets were proclaiming the safety of Jerusalem and the swift return of those in captivity. Jeremiah shattered their optimistic forecasts by announcing that those who had not been exiled were destined for the sword, famine, and plagues. Jeremiah singled out two men who were evidently the ringleaders of the false prophets in Babylon (vv. 20-23). They were Ahab son of Koliah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah. Nothing else is known about these men, but they were prophesying lies (v. 21) to the people and committing adultery with their neighbors’ wives (v. 23). God vowed to judge these false prophets by handing them over to Nebuchadnezzar who would put them to death before the very eyes of the exiles, to serve as an object lesson on the danger of fomenting rebellion.
It is dangerous to take sides against God’s man. Even though I may disagree with someone in the ministry I need to let God handle the situation and not me.
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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