The chapter and verse divisions in our modern Bibles did not exist in the original and ancient scrolls. Jeremiah continues sharing God’s reasons for bringing judgement on Israel.
Job, a righteous man who feared God suddenly faced terrible life situations: the death of his children, the loss of his fortunes and horrible physical suffering. Although he asked questions, he never sinned by speaking against God.
Many Jews blame God for the Holocaust. Even those who love and trust Him, cannot understand why such evil was “allowed” to exist and continue for so long. But God does not cause evil, nor does He prevent man’s choice to do evil. What He promises is to be with His children in the midst of their suffering.
Many Jewish people (and Gentiles) reject God because they believe He is not fair. But they are judging Him by their personal standards. God’s forgiveness is not based on a person’s “good heart” or attempts at “good works.” God’s standards are based on His holiness and His justice which demand satisfactory payment.
The Watchman’s Message God has given the watchmen a very simple and clear message to bring to the people of Israel. The hard part is not the message but its declaration. Confronting people of their sin is not easy, for either the one who speaks or the one who hears. Israel did not want to […]