Yirmiyahu Fifteen: Compromise

This chapter starts out with God continuing to punish the people, and refusing to show mercy on them this time, no matter what they do. I know that I’ve spent several chapters thinking about how ridiculous it is that the people continually screw up and are forgiven just like that, but now I’m equally frustrated with all of these curses that seem to have no way to be stopped. Luckily, by the end of the chapter, there does seem to be some reprieve from the depressing, angry rants. “And I will make you for this nation into a fortified copper wall, and they shall fight against you but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you to redeem you and to save you, says the Lord (Jeremiah 15:20).” This is a statement that I can deal with. The challenges will still be there, and the people won’t have an idyllic future handed to them, but they won’t be without a protector, and will prevail in the end. That seems to be the course that history has wound up taking, and I’m glad to see a break in the constant curses of the last few days.

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