Category Archives: Jeremiah the Prophet

Jeremiah’s Calling as a Prophet

God spoke to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1) when he was probably 16-18 yrs. of age. This was his formal “calling to be prophet. He would serve as prophet for over 40 yrs. His service would be marked as “unsuccessful” from the human point of view. He had no converts except his Scribe and a servant. No […]

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God has Good Plans for You

In a previous post I shared about how Israel was sent to captivity by God for refusing to obey him. But God didn’t give up on Israel. God promises his people that when the seventy years are over (70 years was the years Babylon would rule) he would “visit” them, and give them his good […]

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Our Success or God’s Success

The title in this post is ambiguous, I know. It is meant to be. The title also presupposes that we can understand what God views as success using our own human terms. Yes, all of this is confusing. Let me explain where I am going with this. I have been reading the book of Jeremiah […]

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Who Decides Who Lives or Dies?

I began reading the book of Jeremiah the prophet. It begins by stating the following: “The word of the LORD came to me, saying,“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, […]

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