Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

Jeremiah 24-28

October 29, 2023 Chuck Smith, Jr Season 2023 Episode 47
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Jeremiah 24-28
Show Notes

One thing we cannot say about prophecies of Jeremiah

We cannot say God was silent –he did not sit back and watch passively, 
- as his people destroyed their religion, their nation and themselves
 • Jeremiah says God rose early to send all his prophets (Jer. 25:4)
 ◦ in the Old Testament, to rise early signifies eagerness, a compelling energy
 • God eagerly sent his word to his people
 ◦ they would have heard him if there were equally eager to listen
- but we also notice, God had a funny way of speaking at times
 • for instance, the chapter I read begins with two baskets of figs
 ◦ we can’t help but wonder, Where is God going with this?
 • this is not unusual, but how God spoke frequently to his prophets
 ◦ he begins by showing the prophet a vision, then asks "What do you see?"
 ◦ the message was in the object or scene, which God used for its symbolic value