Eight Things to Know About St. Jeremiah
|St. Jeremiah Distraught Over the Destruction of Jerusalem|
J - Josiah: Jeremiah became a prophet during the reign of good King Josiah (Jeremiah 1:2).
E - Exile: Jeremiah was one of those left behind, while thousands of his countrymen were forced into exile in Babylon (40:1-6).
R - Ruin: Jeremiah tried to warn the people of Judah of the possible ruin of their country if they did not live in Godly ways (13:15-17).
E - Egypt: While his countrymen were in Babylon, Jeremiah was eventually taken to Egypt (43:6-7).
M - Messages: Jeremiah was frustrated over the people of Judah ignoring messages of God (8:18-23).
I - Imagination: Jeremiah tried to appeal to the imagination of the Judahites by comparing the power of God to a potter's clay (18:1-10).
A - Anguish: Jeremiah felt great anguish over the behavior of his countrymen (20:8).
H - Hope: Jeremiah also gave messages of hope for an eventual restoration of the Israelite nation (33:6-7).