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Jeremiah

To look into the life of Jeremiah is to gain a greater understanding of our Lord’s character.  Jesus once asked his disciples who men say that he is.  They answered and said, “Some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets” (Matthew 16:13-14).  What was it about Jeremiah that caused the people of Jesus’ day to say he reminded them of the prophet of God?  A study of the book of Jeremiah bears out two glaring characteristics of the prophet that forever associates him with the Christ.  Jeremiah was a meek and fearless preacher who faithfully preached God’s message to a lost and dying people.  The prophet of God writes, “If I say, I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name, there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot” (Jeremiah 20:9). Continue reading » Jeremiah