Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Jer. 51:15-58; 37:1-10; 2 Kgs. 24:10-20; 2 Chr. 36:10-14; 1 Chr. 3:10-16


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Jeremiah Chapter Fifty-One

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The Sovereignty of God in creation places Him higher than the fallen angels who deigned to consider themselves to be gods (Jer. 51:15-26; cf. Isa. 13:2ff.). The shattering weapon is entrusted to agents of God’s holiness and glory (Isa. 27:9; Ezek. 9:2; Ps. 2:9).  9x Babylon is spoken of as the shattering weapon in God’s hand (Jer. 51:20-23), the unrestrained permissive will for Satan who also engages in shattering attacks (Dan. 12:7; 2nd Thess. 2:6-9; Rev. 13:7-10).
  2. The harvest of God’s judgment is the harvest of the end of the age (Matt. 13:39-40), and so the end of Babylon portrayed here is eschatological (Jer. 51:27-33).
  3. Babylon in Nebuchadnezzar’s day was the earthly empire of Behemoth/Leviathan (Jer. 51:34-40; cf. Job 40:15-24).
  4. Believers should be mindful of the Babylon (confusion) in which they live, and remember the Jerusalem (teaching of peace) for which they are waiting (Jer. 51:41-58).

(Chapter Fifty-One continues on Day 233)

Jeremiah Chapter Fifty-Two

  1. Chapter 52 details the fall of Jerusalem.  It parallels ch. 39, 2nd Kgs. 25 & 2nd Chr. 36.
  2. Chapter 52 is likely an addition to Jeremiah (by Baruch) after Jeremiah’s death.

(Chapter Fifty-Two continues on Day 239)

Jeremiah Chapter Thirty-Seven

  1. Zedekiah was made king by Nebuchadnezzar when Jehoiachin was taken into captivity (Jer. 37:1-10; 2nd Kgs. 24:17-20).
  2. His house was in complete rejection of Jeremiah’s ministry, yet he sent two agents for intercession and inquiry (Jer. 37:3,7).
  3. This incident came during a reprieve for Jerusalem.  Egypt was marching forth, and Nebuchadnezzar temporarily lifted the Jerusalem siege in order to crush the Egyptians (Jer. 37:5,7-8).

(Chapter Thirty-Seven continues tomorrow)

Second Kings Chapter Twenty-Four

(Outline continues from Day 228)

  1. The three month reign of King Jehoiachin of Judah is described (2nd Kgs. 24:8-17).
    1. Jehoiachin prevents the destruction of Jerusalem by voluntarily surrendering himself to captivity (2nd Kgs. 24:10-12,15).
    2. An additional 10,000 captives are taken away into Babylon, including the Prophet Ezekiel (2nd Kgs. 24:13-14,16; Ezek. 1:1-3).
  2. The eleven year reign of King Zedekiah of Judah is introduced (2nd Kgs. 24:18-20).

Second Chronicles Chapter Thirty-Six

(Outline continues from Day 228)

  1. The 11 year reign of Zedekiah culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple (2nd Chr. 36:11-21; 2nd Kgs. 24:17-20; 25:1-21).
    1. He rebelled against the Lord.
    2. He rebelled against Babylon.
    3. He mocked the Word of the Lord which rebuked him.

(Chapter Thirty-Six continues on Day 243)

First Chronicles Chapter Three

(Outline continues from Day 120!)

  1. The line of David is traced from David to Zedekiah (1st Chr. 3:1-16).
    1. Six Hebron princes (vv.1-4).
    2. Nine Jerusalem princes (vv.5-8).
    3. An unknown number of other sons and daughters, born to concubines, and not princes (v.9).
    4. The royal lineage through Solomon is then outlined (vv.10-16).

(Chapter Three continues on Day 259)