Today we are reading Jeremiah 39:11-18, Jeremiah 40:1-6, 2 Kings 25:8-21, Jeremiah 52:12-27, 2 Chronicles 36:15-21, Lamentations 1. Come on back and let’s visit a little bit. What stands out to you today? What’s your take-a-way for the morning? Here’s mine, a few snapshots:
While Jeremiah was still in custody, he received a word from the Lord –
“Yes, I’ll most certainly save you. You won’t be killed. You’ll walk out of there safe and sound because you trusted me.” (Jeremiah 39:18 MSG)
Deliverance because of the trust placed on the Lord in the gap between seeking and revealing, unknowing and knowing.️ Sometimes, like Jeremiah, we have to trust while we are still in the middle of a situation.
Jeremiah 52:12-27 and 2 Chronicles 36:15-21 – Do you recognize these items from Moses and the tabernacle, from David setting aside items and materials for Solomon, from Solomon building the temple? Heartbreaking when the king of Babylon “carries them away captive”… now the stage is set for Lamentations.