Who was Jeremiah?

Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah known as, “The Weeping Prophet” due to his laboring for
40 years warning the Israelites with a message of doom for their blatant refusal to listen to and obey God.

Jeremiah warned the stiff necked unrepentant people of Judah to come back to their God.

His warnings were not heeded and the Israelites suffered bondage under the Babylonians.

The Old Testament book of Jeremiah was written in the beginning of 13th year of the reign of Josiah (627 B.C.) Judah’s last good and godly king.

Among the many lessons we can learn from Jeremiah, these three stand out:

1) Being broken or brokenness helps us to achieve God’s maximum usefulness

2) God will move heaven and earth to show us his will when absolutely necessary

3) it is not a requirement for us to understand God’s will, just to obey it, even if it seems too difficult to follow

We learn, by reading the Bible that God knows us by name – Isaiah 44:28…

who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,
and he shall fulfill all my purpose’;
saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,’
and of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’”

God knows how long we will live – Ps 139:16…

Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

God knows everything we were created for and knows everything we will accomplish
– Ephesians 2:10…

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Key verse:

Jeremiah 1:5

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.”

Today, listen to God by reading and meditating on His word in the Bible.

Remember always that it might seem perplexing and unclear as to what his will is for your life, but as long as you obey Him, you cannot go wrong and you are on the right path to prosperity and blessings.

God already knows your entire life. Relax, follow Him closely, steer clear of sin and temptation (keep busy) and pray without ceasing. Pray many times per day for everyone you know, things that await you, things you’ll go through including leaders, teachers, those who are sick, family members.

Carry the torch that Jesus and the Apostles gave to the believers In Christ.

Pastor Ross
Keeping it 💯