Jeremiah 26

Jehoikim was a very different king from Josiah. At the beginning of his reign, therefore, God sent Jeremiah to warn the people against being led astray into further disobedience to him

  1. What reason does God given for sending his servant on this dangerous mission?
    See verse 3 and cf. 2 Chr. 36:15; 2Pet. 3:9; Luke 13:34, 35.
  2. Note the points of resemblance between Jeremiah and Jesus (See Study 8, Question 3; and Matt. 16:14); e.g. cf., Matt. 24:1, 2; 26:61; 27:4, 24, 25. Consider also the experiences of Jeremiah and Uriah in the light of what Jesus foretold for his disciples. Cf. John 15:18-20; 16:33; 1 Pet. 4:12, 13.

Notes

  1. Verses 4-6. It seems probable that this brief summary of Jeremiah’s words is given more fully in chapter 7.
  2. Verse 18. ‘Micah of Moresheth’: see Mic. 1:1, 14.
  3. Verse 24. ‘Ahikam son of Shaphan’: one of those sent by King Josiah to consult the prophetess Huldah (2 Kgs. 22: 12, 13), and the father of Gedaliah, who was made governor after the fall of Jerusalem (40:5, 6).
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