Today’s reading is: Jer. 42-44; Ezek. 33:21-33
Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Two
- Johanan approaches Jeremiah and seeks Divine guidance for his circumstances (Jer. 42:1-6).
- He calls the Lord Jeremiah’s God (v.3).
- He agrees to do whatever the Lord says (v.6).
- After ten days of prayer, Jeremiah returns with the Lord’s message (Jer. 42:7-22).
- The refugees of Judah are ordered to remain in Judah.
- Their heart is already set on fleeing to Egypt.
Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Three
- Jeremiah is accused of lying, kidnapped, and brought by Johanan down into Egypt (Jer. 43:1-7).
- Jeremiah hides some stones in a courtyard in Tahpanhes, and prophesies that this would be Nebuchadnezzar’s headquarters for his Egyptian conquest (Jer. 43:8-13).
Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Four
- Jeremiah receives his second Egyptian message (Jer. 44:1-14).
- The message is a walk-thru, reminding the refugees that the judgment upon Jerusalem was the expression of God’s righteous judgment (vv.1-6).
- The message is a condemnation—against the continued idolatry of the refugees who fled to Egypt (vv.7-14).
- The people respond to Jeremiah’s message with defiance (Jer. 44:15-19). They intend to continue worshipping the Queen of Heaven.
- The Lord restates His message of destruction, and provides a sign for that destruction’s fulfillment (Jer. 44:20-30).
Ezekiel Chapter Thirty-Three
(Outline continues from Day 248)
- The Lord opened Ezekiel’s mouth the night before the human messenger arrives with news of Jerusalem’s destruction (Ezek. 33:22 cf. 24:27).
- Ezekiel is reminded once more what sort of audience he has (Ezek. 33:23-33).