Just when you think the people of God, the poor remnant of Judah (so poor the Babylonians wouldn’t even deport them), would finally be at a point that they would listen to the word of God (Jeremiah), nope. In these four chapters, what was already weird gets even weirder. Downtrodden, you would think when Jeremiah tells them the good news that God wants them to stay in the land, they would cheer. Nope, they jeer and head off to Egypt. Incorrigible.
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Jeremiah makes one last plea with the people of God (the women) who have fled to Egypt. The word of the Lord has assured them that the Pharaoh is going down, and doom is imminent, but Jeremiah is told to talk to the hand (by the women). God’s last word is simple, “we’ll see whose word will stand.” Superstition rules these people and God’s word is once again mocked. Or is it?