In the Old Testament, the book of the prophet Jeremiah is located after the book of the prophet Isaiah and before the book of Lamentations, also by Jeremiah. It is part of the prophetic books and would have been written between 630 and 580 BC. The prophet Jeremiah is one of the great prophets whose predictions deposed the kings of Judah and Israel. Let us discover what is announced in the prophecies of Jeremiah!
Just like Isaiah and Ezekiel, Jeremiah was a man whom God called to bring his message before the religious, political authorities and the Jewish people who had become rebellious to God. He is believed to be from the village of Anathoth, in the territory of Benjamin. He is also the author of the lyrical poems contained in the book of Lamentations. It is from him that we get tehe word “Jeremiads” referring to a person who complains a lot.
He began his ministry during the reign of Josiah until that of Johoiakim. When the Lord showed Himself to Jeremiah and asked him to take up the role of prophet, he first objected by answering: “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young” (Jeremiah 1:6) then accepts and announces to the people the impending destruction of Jerusalem and the deportation to Babylon because of the idolatry practiced by the people.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
“The Lord said to me, “you have seen well, for I watch over my word to accomplish it.”
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”
"This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.”
“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the LORD.”
“But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.”