I had a Bible study on Jeremiah with a friend, but I realize we forgot to pray… Well at least I did and then she didn’t say anything.
Okay so what I learned so far from Jeremiah 1-6:
– God commissioned Jeremiah, and had chosen him before he was born for the job of prophet
– Even though Israel rejected God he still avidly pursued them to win them back and turn aside His wrath
– Jeremiah had a heart for his country, and a heavy burden to bear… I doubt he was very popular with his countrymen as he was pointing at all their sins
I particularly liked chapter one where God was telling Jeremiah to go and Jeremiah said "I am but a child" and God said go I will look after you and give you words to speak, I will be watching to see that my words are fulfilled as well… Well that is my paraphrase.
Next week we are going to do Jeremiah 7-12 &13. Her bible has the book broken into sections so we are following it, but covering a minimum of 5 chapters.
I wonder what God is going to reveal through this process? I wonder if I Jeremiah, or if I am Israel… Or neither and just a student LOL. In anycase it feels good to be back in the word, and discussing it with someone.