BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 25, Day 5: Select Passages From Jeremiah
12) God only desires his people and other peoples to repent and turn to Him. He wants to forgive us and bless us. He tells His people how to survive invaders. He wants them to live and prosper.
13a) God cares so much about His people that he offers them hope at every turn. He tells them to live their lives and to prosper. He is also gracious enough to tell them exactly how long they will be in exile and that they will return back to their homes and the Promised Land. He listens to the people and allows his people to find him.
b) Many people live in bitterness and despair. They have given up and have no hope. They don’t have God in their lives. Jeremiah says our hope is in God since He gives us everything. The world is chaotic. Holding on to God makes His world your world instead.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 25, Day 5: Select Passages From Jeremiah
I love how God always has a message of hope along with His message of consequences for evil. Good stuff.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 25, Day 5: Select Passages From Jeremiah
When God is against you, the only hope is in surrender. You should accept God’s judgment and actions. You gain life when you surrender.
Jeremiah sends a message to the exiles. They will be there for 70 years, so they might as well lead their best lives ever. God wanted them to grow in number. He did not want them to die out. He wanted them to bless the land and people where they were at.
The call to pray for your captives is unique in ancient cultures and literature.
The false prophets were telling the people that exile would be short-lived.
God thinks about us. How amazing!
His thoughts are good, not bad.
God has a purpose for everything. He had a purpose beyond punishment of having His people in Babylon. He wanted to spread the Old Testament.
God would listen even though they weren’t at the temple. When you seek God, you find him.
Those still in Judah and Jerusalem were not favored; they would face judgment, too.
Ahab and Zedekiah, two prophets, would be put to death for false prophecy to the people.
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