“In order to give Jeremiah even further assurance, God now makes a tangible demonstration of his plans.”

Read: Jeremiah 13:1-11

“Strengthened and encouraged by this demonstration, Jeremiah continues his difficult mission.”

Read:  Jeremiah 13:12-27, 14:1-12

“When Jeremiah prophesies about Judah’s impending peril, the people turn to other prophets.  After all, in an age of prophets, with many speaking in God’s name and many claiming to know his will, it is not that easy to distinguish the true from the false.  The people, therefore, search for a message more favorable and comforting than that of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah puts the question to God and receives a clear response.”

Read:  Jeremiah 14:13-18

“Surely there are righteous individuals left in this sinful nation who are still trying to do God’s will, and praying fervently for God to refrain from bringing judgment against Judah.  Why, they ask, must they be punished at a time of righteous renewal?  Jeremiah frames the issue in the form of a prayer, and receives what appears to be a harsh answer.”

Read:  Jeremiah 14:19-22, 15:1-9

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.