Jeremiah: A Profile of Courage

Jeremiah 3:22 -- "Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding."

"Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God."

Jeremiah 1 Commentary of the Bible

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Called for a Crisis  ( Jeremiah 1 )  Sunday Message

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With this message we begin a new series of studies in the book of Jeremiah. I want to say right at the outset that we do not intend to go through Jeremiah verse by verse as we have other books; that would take at least the rest of this year. Rather, we will take certain sections of the book which capture the thought and message of this great prophecy and bring it before our minds and hearts. There is much to learn from Jeremiah. I have come to love this book greatly, and think you will, too.

You Are Special  ( Jeremiah 1:1-5 )  Daily Devotion

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. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I Will Be With You  ( Jeremiah 1:6-8 )  Daily Devotion

Alas, Sovereign Lord, I said, I do not know how to speak; I am too young. But the Lord said to me, Do not say, I am too young. You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:6-8

Over Nations  ( Jeremiah 1:9-10 )  Daily Devotion

Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant. Jeremiah 1:9-10

As with Isaiah, God touched Jeremiah's mouth. Isaiah started the same way. God touched his mouth with the coals from the altar and gave him power in speaking. Jeremiah's words, then, become the key to his power, for it is the living, burning, shattering, building, mighty power of the word of God.

You are a Fortified City  ( Jeremiah 1:11-19 )  Daily Devotion

Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land — against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:16-19