The Book of Jeremiah -1-28
So far the book of Jeremiah has been terrible. In that sense, it seems like a book of the nations that seems to have only imaginings of chaos, violence, and the likes. If you imagine that during that era of the prophet Jeremiah that there was probably a problem with factions of nations coming against the land of Israel. If there isn’t historical knowledge of what occurred during that era then you have to go off what the book states. The issue goes from, in my opinion, a playfulness of “oh my gosh,” people are baking cakes and eating meat, to one that is stirred with jesters that have one side in mind at the downfall of victims of the nations.
Toward the beginning of the book the prophet seems to be struggling with some issue. The playfulness is that it was stated in the book that the people were building fires and also baking cakes. The cakes were being baked by everyone in order to acknowledge the Queen of Heaven and whilst the entirety of the land was building fires and baking the LORD seems to have an intolerance for wickedness in the land – a wickedness that prophet Jeremiah was complaining about. The Lord GOD states in chapter 7 that all it is is wrath while the LORD of Hosts says to eat meat! This chapter was particularly entertaining in that the whole inhabitants were building the fires and making cakes.
Toward chapter 10 you might feel that your soul feels heavy based on what was written in the book of Jeremiah. It might be about a people that endured or were going to endure exile and the hardships that came with the factions of nations that came against the inhabitants during that era. The prophet speaks of wickedness and an ancient nation that would put the inhabitants into exile. The interesting thing in this chapter is that it was written to not be afraid of them that do no harm but can do no good. And it goes on past chapter 10 to descriptions of people going against Judah and also more about inhabitants being exiled at the downfall of the people that drink in order to get drunk and eventually have a downfall. You might start to imagine that an ancient group of people were coming to destroy the inhabitants and then some inhabitants are exiled and some die regardless of the history of the matter or not. It starts past these chapters to where you could imagine that large swells of people are yelling with violence and even one might be going at each other with swords. Oh, and then it is terrible. If that were or weren’t the case then all different branches are saying that if the sword doesn’t get you then pestilence might. The prophet seems too attached to destroying the land, or it might be that the people in highest ranks are factually wanting to destroy.
The sad thing is that toward the chapter 20-28 – at least in one of those chapters – the Lord states that pestilence, sword, and famine are going to be there for the remnants in Egypt and Judah. How terrible! But even more so, if you could save that one Lord then the Lord might live and live comfortably. If it was a case of one guy dying at the hands of the Kings in that era and the prophet telling how things were going to be it is just a complete and utter humanity case of woe! Even more so, when one of the prophets states that the remnant is going to be restored, prophet Jeremiah stepped in in order to place more control over the opposition. Toward those chapters, it was all about serving the King of Babylon.
I will end there for now. Hopefully I will get the chance to keep writing about the next chapters of the book of Jeremiah. To end, here is a quote of what was written, כִּדְנָה֙ תֵּאמְר֣וּן לְה֔וֹם אֱלָ֣הַיָּ֔א דִּֽי־שְׁמַיָּ֥א וְאַרְקָ֖א לָ֣א עֲבַ֑דוּ יֵאבַ֧דוּ מֵֽאַרְעָ֛א וּמִן־תְּח֥וֹת שְׁמַיָּ֖א אֵֽלֶּה׃ (ס)Thus shall you say to them: Let the gods, who did not make heaven and earth, perish from the earth and from under these heavens.”