Big day again for Jeremiah and for Judah… and for us! We are reading the following passages today: Jeremiah 51:15-58, 2 Chronicles 36:10, 2 Kings 24:10-17, 1 Chronicles 3;10-16, 2 Chronicles 36:11-14, Jeremiah 52:1-3, 2 Kings 24:18-20, and Jeremiah 37:1-10. Did anything stand out to you today?
Jeremiah was prophet under several kings of Judah (Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah) – it’s interesting to connect him to his place in history. Josiah was good, the rest were evil. These were the last five kings before Nebuchadnezzar took Judah into captivity. (Sorry! I’ve tried so hard to avoid the history lessons, but I couldn’t stop myself!). What a terrifying time this must have been.
Jeremiah 37:4 says he is “still moving about freely” and hadn’t been arrested yet. Surely he knew what was coming. I hope I would be that brave, but I’m not so sure!
God give us boldness to speak Your truth even in difficult circumstances!