Devotions from the Prophet Jeremiah: An Introduction

Jeremiah

Today I am going to embark on a new Bible study in the Book of Jeremiah. Each day, I am going to share with you on this blog my personal journal reflections on a passage from the day’s reading.

I want to invite you to join me in this study. Each day, read the selected four chapters from Jeremiah, and read my devotional thoughts on one of the passages from that section of Scripture. I pray that you would be encouraged and challenged through this two week study in this longest book of the Bible (Jeremiah contains more words than any other book of the Bible).

Before we begin this study, here is a brief introduction to the book of Jeremiah:

  • Author: Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, a prophet from the priestly town of Anathoth.
  • Date: 626-586 B.C. (Jeremiah prophesied to Judah during the reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah).
  • Theme: Failure to repent will lead to destruction.
  • Content: Jeremiah had a compassionate heart for his people and prayed for them even when the Lord told him not to do so. Yet he condemned the rulers, the priests, the false prophets for leading the people astray. He also attacked the people for their idolatry and proclaimed severe judgment unless the people repented.
  • Personal Application: Jeremiah saw that religion was essentially a moral and spiritual relationship with God, a relationship that required the devotion of each individual. (The Spirit Filled Life Study Bible).

Each day, we are going to follow Wayne Cordeiro’s Life Journal method of journaling through the Scriptures: S.O.A.P. I encourage you to choose your own passage from the Bible reading as well and do your own journaling through that Scripture.

  • Scripture: The main Bible verse that speaks to you.
  • Observation: What do you see in the Bible verses?
  • Application: How will you be different today because of what you have just read?
  • Prayer: Write out a prayer to pray to the Lord in response to the Scripture.
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About Chris Jordan

Husband. Father. Author. Pastor. Guidance Counsellor. High School Teacher. Follower of Jesus. And I enjoy a good cup of coffee!
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5 Responses to Devotions from the Prophet Jeremiah: An Introduction

  1. Wim says:

    #Powerful bro. God Called me in 2001 with Jer 1v9-10, which i literally wear on my arm.
    Indeed challenging to think that nations never heard and obeyed , however the remnatn is clear from his ministry.

  2. Jeremiah is a very heart throbbing book to read and amazing to see how God was able to keep Jeremiah through it all.

  3. Chris Jordan says:

    Reblogged this on New Life and commented:

    I want to invite you to join me in this study. Each day, read the selected four chapters from Jeremiah, and read my devotional thoughts on one of the passages from that section of Scripture. I pray that you would be encouraged and challenged through this two week study in this longest book of the Bible (Jeremiah contains more words than any other book of the Bible).

  4. gtemedtk1 says:

    Thank you for this study. I just finished reading the Bible through again and I need to study. God’s Word is powerful and humbling because it speaks to each of us, individually. I will be following along with you during this journey.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      You’re welcome – thanks for the feedback! The Bible is living and powerful, and when we get into God’s Word (or rather, get God’s Word into us), it has the power to change and transform us. Glad to have you along for the journey…

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