Jeremiah 19

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Jeremiah 19 has the prophet delivering some sobering news to the people of Judah and Jerusalem.  God sends Jeremiah to the entry at the Potsherd Gate and asks him to take the elders with him, along with a potter’s earthenware flask.  This message is going to include a visual, not just harsh words for the people to hear.  But to begin with, God gets right to the point. “I am bringing such disaster upon this place that  the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle”.  Destruction is coming.  Then God makes it crystal clear why…..

He lists off the reasons for the coming catastrophes:

  1. Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods
  2. because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents
  3. and have built the high places of Baal  to burn their…

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