Truth, Understanding, Insight

Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej


15) Promise to Jeremiah (prophet in Jerusalem 630-580BC)

Jeremiah spoke to a generation who did not wish to listen, and suffered much. He was personally promised by Yahweh,

If you return, then will I return (or reward, or bring back) you, and you shall stand before me: and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: let them return unto you; but return not you unto them. And I will make you unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you to save you and to deliver you”, said Yahweh. “And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible (or who cause fear)” (Jeremiah 15:19-21).

There are 5 promises, all conditional. In reverse order. 1. redemption, 2.deliverance, 3. he was to be a wall, 4. to be as Yahweh's mouth, 5. to stand before Yahweh. The promise 'to stand before Yahweh' was to be a blessing in the future, even though Jeremiah was doing that. Also, he is to be in the future 'as Yahweh's mouth', even though he was a prophet already. Then in addition, he will be redeemed. This promise was enough to make Jeremiah endure terrible treatment, therefore, 'to stand before Yahweh' is most likely a promise of his role in the resurrection.