Good for the remnant, bad for the rest

Jeremiah Bible Background

Old Testament: Jer 15.11–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 14–16 on October 25, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

The Lord spoke of the overwhelming disaster that He was bringing upon Judah and Jerusalem, and Jeremiah would see it all, distressing him greatly, as you can imagine. In response the Lord said:

The LORD said:

“Surely it will be well with your remnant;
Surely I will cause the enemy to intercede with you
In the time of adversity and in the time of affliction.
Can anyone break iron,
The northern iron and the bronze?
Your wealth and your treasures
I will give as plunder without price,
Because of all your sins,
Throughout your territories.
And I will make you cross over with your enemies
Into a land which you do not know;
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
Which shall burn upon you.”

– Jeremiah 15.11–14

Notice the first several lines, how that the Lord assured Jeremiah that things would go well with the remnant, that even their enemy would work with them in intercession, but for the rest of God’s people it would not go so well, and the Lord let them know why; it was because of their sins.


  • Do you believe in God and live by His word even when those around you do not?
  • Do you ever think that you are on the losing side?

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