Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Jer. 25:15-38; 36; 45-46


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Jeremiah Chapter Twenty-Five

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Jeremiah, the prophet to the nations (Jer. 1:10), is given a cup of the wrath of the Lord and sent to all the nations of the earth (Jer. 25:15-29).
    1. Scripture reveals that Jeremiah accomplished this work (Jer. 25:17).
    2. Scripture reveals that some of these gentile kings will object to being made to drink (Jer. 25:28).
    3. How was this accomplished?
      1. Spiritually, in a vision-type experience similar to Ezekiel?
      2. Literally, physically traveling the world, and appearing before each mentioned king?
      3. Metaphorically, by revealing the coming Christ, and leaving every nation without excuse.
  2. The chapter closes with a vivid description of the Second Advent of Jesus Christ (Jer. 25:30-38).

Jeremiah Chapter Thirty-Six

  1. This chapter is contemporaneous with other messages in Jeremiah (25:1; 45:1; 46:2).  It is also the very year that Daniel, and his 3 friends are taken away into Babylon (Dan. 1:1*).
  2. Jeremiah is instructed to record every message he had ever verbally delivered in written form (Jer. 36:2).
  3. The Lord’s intention was to add a written witness to the verbal witness, in the hope that Judah would repent and receive His gracious forgiveness (Jer. 36:3).
  4. Baruch is established as Jeremiah’s secretary, and messenger in places where Jeremiah was banned (Jer. 36:4-8).
  5. Jeremiah’s scroll circulated from the temple to the king’s officials, to King Jehoiakim—who promptly burned it (Jer. 36:9-26).
  6. Jeremiah dictates a second scroll for Baruch to record, and once again predicts the ignominious death of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:27-32).

Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Five

  1. Chapter 45 (5 verses) describes the call of Baruch to Jeremiah’s service (Jer. 45:1; 36:4).
  2. Baruch was seeking great things for himself, rather than seeking the Lord (v.5).

Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Six

  1. Chapters 46-51 center on the Gentile nations around Judah.
    1. Egypt (Jer. 46:1-28; cf. Isa. 19:1-25; Ezek. 29:1-32:32).
    2. Philistines (Jer. 47:1-7; cf. Am. 1:6-8; Zeph. 2:4-7; Zech. 9:5-7).
    3. Moab (Jer. 48:1-47; cf. Isa. 15:1-16:14; Ezek. 25:8-11; Am. 2:1-2; Zeph. 2:8-11).
    4. Ammon (Jer. 49:1-6; cf. Ezek. 21:28-32; 25:2-10; Am. 1:13-15; Zeph. 2:8-11).
    5. Edom (Jer. 49:7-22; cf. Isa. 34:5-17; 63:1-6; Ezek. 25:12-14; 35:1-15; Am. 1:11-12; Obad.).
    6. Damascus (Jer. 49:23-27; cf. Isa. 17:1-3; Am. 1:3-5).
    7. Kedar/Hazor (Jer. 49:28-33; Isa. 21:13-17).
    8. Elam (Jer. 49:34-39).
    9. Babylon (Jer. 50:1-46; 51:1-64; cf. Isa. 13:1-14:23; 21:1-10; 47:1-15).
  2. These messages came at various times during Jeremiah’s ministry, but were compiled at a later time—most likely during his “retirement” in Egypt, and possibly by Baruch after Jeremiah’s death.
  3. Chapter 46 contains two messages of Jeremiah concerning Egypt.
    1. An early message (Jer. 46:2-12).
    2. A late message (Jer. 46:13-28).
  4. This early message addresses the Egyptian campaign to come to the aid of Assyria against Babylon (Jer. 46:2-12; 2nd Kgs. 23:29; 2nd Chr. 35:20-25).
  5. The late message describes the coming Babylonian victory, and an Egyptian captivity in the land of Babylon (Jer. 46:13-28; Ezek. 29:8-16).
    1. The message against Egypt also includes a promise of restoration (Jer. 46:25-26).
    2. Egypt’s 40 year captivity will feature a return (Ezek. 29:13-14), but there is also an eschatological restoration of Egypt that awaits Millennial fulfillment (Isa. 19:19-25).
  6. The chapter closes with an encouragement for Jacob (Jer. 46:27-28).