Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekly Recap #33 - (Part 1) The Parables of Jeremiah

  Our pastor gave the meaning of a parable as 
"an earthly story with a heavenly meaning".

 As we read thru the book of Jeremiah....we find eight different instructions that God gave to Jeremiah that turned out to have a meaning that could be applied to His people and the coming destruction.

The Parables of Jeremiah

(1) The Boiling Pot
Jeremiah 13-16
Symbol of God's impending judgment of wicked, idolatrous Judah.

(2) The Ruined Sash
 Jeremiah 13:1-11
Illustrated the ruin that Judah's pride had caused in its relationship to God.

(3) The Potter and the Clay
Jeremiah 18:1-10
Showed God's sovereign role in raising up and pulling down nations, including Judah.

(4) The Broken Flask
Jeremiah 19:1-13
Illustrated the way in which God was going to shatter Judah for its wickedness.

(5) The Good and Bad Figs
Jeremiah 24:1-10
Demonstrated the two ways that God would deal with His people; acceptance of the good and rejection of the evil.

(6) The Bonds and Yokes
Jeremiah 27-28
Used to advise the leaders of Judah to submit to Babylonian rule.

(7) The Deed of Purchase
Jeremiah 32
Served as a testimony that God would eventually bring back survivors from Babylon who would buy and sell fields in Judah.
(8)  The Stones in the Clay  
Jeremiah 43:8-13
Testified to the fact that God would allow the Babylonians to dominate Egypt.

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