They Sound Like the Amish, Jeremiah

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Jeremiah 35:1-11   What an unusual story! Jeremiah is told by the Lord to try to get a group of teetotalers to drink wine, knowing that they will refuse. Then he uses their faithfulness to their ancestor Jonadab as an example to all the people of God about the way to respond to the commands of the Lord. …

Foolish Believers

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Jeremiah 34:12-22   The apostle Paul is amazed that the Christians in Galatia can so quickly fall from trusting God to trusting in smart business methods in the ordering of their lives. To Jeremiah is given the unhappy task of announcing that such “good old-fashioned horse-sense” is going to bring disaster on God’s people. “But Jeremiah, don’t you …

Seed That Fell On Stony Ground

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Jeremiah 34:1-11   Does anything change? Here are our spiritual ancestors doing the same things we do, and getting into the same trouble we do. When we are faced with disaster we cry out to God, making promises to change our way of living-and when He answers-we go right back to the way we were living before. Jeremiah …

The Lord, Our Righteousness

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Jeremiah 33:14-26   Those with long memories will remember that we read these very words in Jeremiah 23:5-6 two years ago, and considered the possibility of one of our own sons becoming president. We thrilled as we realized that God was planning to do His conquering, liberating, saving work through a boy raised in one of our families. …

A Second Chance

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Jeremiah 33:1-13   Mirth-Gladness-Bridegrooms-Brides-Singing. Where is this? There was a time when things had been this way, says Jeremiah. “I will rebuild them as they were at first,” says the Lord. Everybody knows that they messed up the first time. They are in exile as a result. But the prophet says, “You are going to get a second …