Words Of Truth
"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).
An Overview Of The Old Testament
Part 285 – Word Came To Him Through The Lord Delivering Him (Jeremiah 1:11-19)
1. What did God desire Jeremiah to learn from seeing a rod of an almond tree?
That He would hasten His word to perform it: “(11) Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. (12) Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it” (Jeremiah 1:11-12).
2. What message did God deliver to Jeremiah through the northern facing seething pot?
An evil coming out of the north upon all the inhabitants of the land: “(13) And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. (14) Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land” (Jeremiah 1:13-14).
3. Why did the Lord call the families of the northern kingdoms against Judah?
To punish them for forsaking God and serving idols: “(15) For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. (16) And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands” (Jeremiah 1:15-16).
4. What did God expect Jeremiah to speak unto the people?
God expected Jeremiah to speak all He commanded unto the people: “Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them” (Jeremiah 1:17).
5. Would Jeremiah have been excused had he been dismayed [made afraid] at their faces?
No: “Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them” (Jeremiah 1:17).
6. What did God make Jeremiah?
“For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land” (Jeremiah 1:18).
7. Were those opposed to the truth going to prevail against Jeremiah?
No: “And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee” (Jeremiah 1:19).
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