Some of Jeremiah’s messages were given to warn the Jews of the impending Babylonians captivity, others were given after Judah had fallen to Babylon.
– God often warns me of the consequences of my actions, & I need to be wise to listen when he does.
– God has a plan for each of us. If we fail it is our responsibility to cooperate with God now so we can return to the path he intended for us.
how? – seek out God’s will and follow it. – accept God’s help & he will encourage us when we do.
God used signs to show Jeremiah that Judah would be judged for its continued idolatry.
We also worship idols: power, wealth, comfort, prestige, possessions & position are only a few idols we build & protect. BUT our idols fail to bring us peace & satisfaction. As we worship the True God we will find complete & lasting satisfaction. No false god can deliver that!
Jeremiah 1:10 – Today I appoint you to stan up against nations & kingdoms. You are to uproot some and tear them down to destroy and overthrow them. You are to build others up and plant them.
vs 19 – They will try and come against you. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!