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

Friday, December 29, 2006

Jeremiah 28

Lying makes baby Jesus cry

Later that year, a prophet Hananiah prophesied that Judah would be restored in two years, Babylon would flee and the temple would be refurbished. Jeremiah said, "That's awesome! Now, if only it were true." Hananiah then broke the yoke around Jems' neck, saying "Thus will the yoke of Babylon be broken!".

But God told Jems to tell Hananiah that the wooden yoke would be replaced by an iron one, and Nebuchadnezzar would rule over all. Hananiah died that year for his sins.

Key verse:
9. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.

My thoughts:
It's helpful to know that the Biblical authors recognised that just because something was prophesied and sounded good, didn't mean it was true!

Gosh, Jeremiah had that yoke around his neck for about a year!


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