Thursday, May 1, 2014

13. The prophet Jeremiah in Jerusalem

Time:  622 - 536 BC
Place:  Jerusalem
Event:  Preaching of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah preached in Jerusalem, his main message was to call the Israelites to repent from their idolatry and sins.  As young boys, Daniel and Ezekiel would have had many opportunities to listen to his sermon messages.

Jeremiah 7:3-7

Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel:  Amend your way and your deeds and I will let you dwell in this place.

He goes on to plead the people who are entering the temple that they should "not trust in deceptive words saying, "This is the Temple of Yahweh, the temple of  Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh."

For if the Israelites truly amend their ways and deeds and turn away from walking after other gods and return to Yahweh true God, then Yahweh God will let them dwell in Jerusalem, the land that Yahweh God gave to their fathers.

For more than 40 years, Jeremiah warned the nation of Israel to repent so that they could continue to dwell in the land of Judah.

Did the Israelites believe in Yahweh's words?

We shall find out in tomorrow's article.


Take out your Timeline graph and let's fill in the first orange block - "Jeremiah".

Now you can see these 3 prophets living parallel to one another in their times.


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