I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jeremiah 41-52

Ok, here we go I'm compressing 4 days worth of reading into one post so bear with me!

The remnant of Judah goes to Jeremiah and asks whats to become of them. They promise to be good and that God can deal with them according to their actions (oh, now they want justice...?). God promises to uphold them if they stay in Babylon. Going to Egypt would be an easier life for them, but God assures them that moving to Egypt means they will instantly die. The people instantly accuse him of lying and go to Egypt (well that didn't take long...). God is engaged and decides to completely wipe the remnant from the face of the earth. He gives a sign to look for to know when the wipe out is coming---the Pharaoh will be given to his enemies just as Zedekiah was when Judah fell the first time.

A list of places, along with Egypt, to be destroyed is given. Places including Damascus, Edom, and Elom...all places that God's people came from and lived when they were brought out of Egypt. Even Babylon is cursed... basically anything Judah touched will be destroyed.

Here is where Jeremiah ends... Chapter 52 tells of the first fall of Jerusalem all over again. I'm not sure what the exact purpose or meaning of this is, but it is a nice poetic ending :)

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