My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Saturday, December 23, 2006

Jeremiah 22

No King, no King, ladedadedada! Fools! I will be King!

Summary:
God sent Jems to remind the King to be just so that things would go well. If he didn't, then things would be ruined. Though he may be loved, God could still destroy him.

When people see Jerusalem ruined, they will be told that it is due to Jerusalem's sin. Josiah's son will never return to Jerusalem.

Sucks for you if you have a beautiful palace at the expense of your people. Your level of royalty ain't measured by the size of your building, but by your justice. But you are evil, and will not be mourned, son of Josiah. You will be buried like an animal. Don't say I didn't warn you! If you were a ring, I'd throw you away. King, son of Josiah, you are unwanted.

Key verse:
28. Is this man Jehoiachin a despised, broken pot,
an object no one wants?
Why will he and his children be hurled out,
cast into a land they do not know?

My thoughts:
A critique of the final monarchy of Judah. This son of Josiah, Jehoiachin, here is fronting a lot of blame for Judah's captivity. It makes a good point about wealth not making a man.

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