“Once the stroke of God is past, the air clears and a better spirit pervades the community,under Gedaliah’s kindly governorship. God’s blessing on the land again appears (Jeremiah 40:12). How quick He is to turn His anger away. He doth not willingly afflict the children of men. Slow to chide, and swift to bless is […]Read More The Return Of God’s Blessing
“If people do the same in Egypt as they have done at home, the same punishment will overtake them. One marvels at the perversity of their hearts, to have learned so little from the sack of Jerusalem. But do we learn from the judgments God sends upon us? Do they make us repent, and learn […]Read More Are We Learning To Turn From Sin And Turn To God?
“Jeremiah’s horizon stretches to the heathen nations – here it is Egypt, and the outlook is dark, as it is for every God-forgetting nation. But in verses 27-28, there are promises full of comfort to God’s people – 27 “Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. I will surely save […]Read More Are You Under A Cloud Today? …
“Amidst his ministry to the nations, this spiritual giant has time for a penetrating word for his scribe. Often the larger affairs of national prophecy can conceal petty ambitions in lesser men. Baruch wanted to be something – and instantly the discerning prophet pierced his heart with these searching and challenging words, “Should you then […]Read More Do We Seek Great Things For Ourselves – Or For God?
“Here is a favourite trick people have, when they resist God’s will – they do not dare oppose God openly, they take it out on the Lord’s servants. Many honoured and faithful servants of God suffer agonies when the spleen of convicted Christians vents itself upon them, Friends, your quarrel is not with the servant, […]Read More Make Sure You’re Not Arguing With God!
“Jehoiakim started something here that has come into fashion again in our time – cutting up God’s Word with a knife! Note Jeremiah 36:24 – ‘Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words’! Aye, men might well be afraid when they […]Read More Better To Play With Dynamite … !
“The impressive thing here is the respect shown to Jeremiah by the pagan authorities. Strange, is it not that the outsiders seem more able to recognize the worth of God’s servants than God’s people do? Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt. A prophet is not without honour save in his own country.” (Rev James Philip, Notes […]Read More Don’t Let Familiarity Breed Contempt!