The idea of hell and judgment are nowhere to be found in Betty Eadie’s bestseller, Embraced By The Light, on the N.Y. Times bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, including 5 weeks as #1. In November 1973, Eadie allegedly died after undergoing a hysterectomy, and returned … More
Jeremiah wanted to know why a holy God would allow the false prophets and unfaithful priests to prosper if God was angry with their sins (vv. 1-4). His question, “Why does the way of the wicked prosper?” was also asked by Job, the psalmist and other prophets besides Jeremiah. Jeremiah was concerned for his people. He saw vegetation withering, animals dying, and the land parched while evil leaders were prospering from the losses of others.
God was not operating on man’s terms but the challenges Jeremiah faced were for building character and thereby maturing him in the Lord (vv. 5-6). He illustrated this with Jeremiah racing with mere men on foot and complaining about that. If then wearied, how would he race against horses, the king, his court and his evil priests? Or if Jeremiah stumbled in a safe place, how would he endure if he were in the dense growth like along the Jordan River?
Our enemy, Satan, and the world are against God and His people today just as in Jeremiah’s day. How can I fearlessly and courageously declare God’s standard of judgment upon sin; with patience, gentleness and commitment to loving the Lord and the souls of people in the place God has me now.
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Jeremiah 9:1-11Dealing With Deceit
Jeremiah 9:12-16Why Judgment Has to Come From God
Jeremiah 9:17-26No Substitute For a Pure Heart For God
Jeremiah 10:1-11The Fallacy of Worshiping Idols
Jeremiah 10:12-25Prayer Can Save a Nation
Jeremiah 11:1-23Obedience Includes Hearing And Doing
Jeremiah 12:1-17The Way of The Wicked Doesn’t Prosper
Jeremiah 13:1-11Fellowship With The Lord is Important
Jeremiah 13:12-27Result of Rejecting The Light
Jeremiah 14:1-12Sword, Famine And Pestilence
Jeremiah 14:13-22Jeremiah Pleads For The People
Jeremiah 15:1-14Discouraged But Not Forsaken
Jeremiah 15:15-21Live to Influence, Not be Influenced