Day 234 – Jeremiah 46 – 48

Day 234
Jeremiah 46-48

Jeremiah was God’s anointed prophet to the nation of Judah for forty years but he was also God’s voice to the nations (cf. 1:5). The oracles of Jeremiah regarding the fate of ten nations (Chapters 46-51) palpably


Day 233 – Jeremiah 41-45

Day 233
Jeremiah 41-45

As we have seen, Governor Gedaliah refused to believe the secret intelligence that a conspiracy against him was mounting. He was forewarned but not forearmed. As it happened, Ishmael a member of


Day 232 – Habakkuk 1-3

Day 232 
Habakkuk 1-3

Habakkuk was a prophet from Judah whose active ministry occurred between 639 and 597 B.C. just as Babylon was emerging as a world power. He ministered concurrently with Jeremiah and may have been


Day 231 – 2 Kings 24-25; 2 Chronicles 36

Day 231
2 Kings 24-25; 2 Chronicles 36

Upon the untimely death of King Josiah, Judah’s quest to remain a politically independent nation ended. When Jehoahaz, Josiah’s son, rose to the throne of Judah, he was quickly deposed by the Egyptian


Day 230 – Jeremiah 38-40; Psalm 74; Psalm 79

Day 230
Jeremiah 38-40; Psalm 74, 79

The prophet Jeremiah experienced many low points in his life but none were literally lower than when he was plunked in a muddy cistern and left to die (38:6). Chapter 38 may seem to duplicate


Day 229 – Jeremiah 35 – 37

Day 229
Jeremiah 35-37

As it happened, Chapter 35 was a flashback to the time of Jehoiakim, that took place about a decade earlier than the previous chapter. It illustrated the difference between an oath-breaking Zedekiah and


Day 228 – Jeremiah 32 – 34

Day 228
Jeremiah 32-34

Jeremiah’s life and ministry was a test of his endurance and faith. For forty years he faced one low point after another, each one a colossal test of his character and fortitude. He stood alone and declared what the Lord told


Day 227 – Jeremiah 30-31

Day 227
Jeremiah 30-31

This section of Jeremiah has been called, “The Book of Consolation” (Chapters 29-31). It is filled with words of great comfort, the hope of a united and restored Israel, and the promise of a New Covenant God was going to make with His people. As it happened, the ministry of Jeremiah


Day 226 – Jeremiah 26-29

Day 226

In 597 B.C. thousands of Jews (i.e. soldiers, craftsmen, tribal leaders, royal family members, including Jehoiachin and Ezekiel) were rounded up and dragged off to Babylon. They were forced to walk the 600-mile route on foot and under armed guard. Many did not survive the


Day 215 – 2 Chronicles 32-33

Day 215
2 Chronicles 32-33

There is no one who is so far gone that he or she becomes irredeemable to God. Manasseh was an utterly evil king for most of his fifty-five years on the throne of Judah. He came to the throne when he was twelve years old, first reigning as a co-regent with his father, Hezekiah, for ten