The Jerusalem temple would go down just like the Shiloh tabernacle

Jeremiah Bible Background

10.29.2017 – Old Testament: Jer 26.4–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 25–26 on October 29, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

As Jeremiah 7 showed, the people of God believed that simply having the temple in their capital city prevented foreign invasion in spite of their sins. However, the Lord reminded them of what He did in the past and that He would do it again,

And you shall say to them, “Thus says the LORD: If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you, to heed the words of My servants the prophets whom I sent to you, both rising up early and sending them (but you have not heeded), then I will make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth” (Jeremiah 26.4–6). 

They had forgotten their own history and because they forgot it, they would repeat it. They continued in their sin and the Lord sent the Babylonians who obliterated Solomon’s temple. The Lord later destroyed Herod’s temple for the same reason of rebellion on the part of His people.

Questions:

  • Do we have something today that we believe will keep us from experiencing the Lord’s wrath?
  • Do you believe all that the Lord says in His word?

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