Day 120: Jeremiah 23-29

The coming of the Messiah is foretold.  The Lord denounces the false prophets, “He will forget them and cast them away, He will put an everlasting reproach and humiliation on them.”  The captives of Judah are regarded as good by the Lord, but king Zedekiah, his officials, and the remnant that remain of Jerusalem and in Egypt are bad in the sight of the Lord.  Jeremiah’s prophesy concerning the captivity in Babylon will be followed by a punishment upon the king of Babylon after 70 years.  Jeremiah is captured and threatened with murder, but Jeremiah said innocent blood would be on their hands.  The officials and the people decide to spare his life.  The nations will submit to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.  Hananiah gives a false prophesy concerning the vessels of the Lord’s house.  The exiles receive a message form the Lord to marry and have children, build houses and plant gardens.  ” ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”