Jeremiah 45 is a short chapter focusing on Baruch, Jeremiah's scribe. Amidst the background of widespread destruction and despair, Baruch is disheartened and expresses his woe. God responds to Baruch through Jeremiah, acknowledging his sorrow but admonishing him not to seek great things for himself. This personal message to Baruch is significant as it offers a glimpse into the struggles faced by those who served alongside prophets. The chapter conveys a message of reassurance and survival; while God is bringing disaster upon the people, He promises to spare Baruch’s life wherever he goes. This chapter, though brief, underscores the themes of divine compassion and the individual care God has for His servants. It reflects the human side of those involved in prophetic ministry and the personal challenges they face in tumultuous times. The assurance of survival amidst judgment serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder of God's mercy even in the midst of His righteous anger.

Jeremiah 45

1  The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,

2  Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;

3  Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

4  Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

5  And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

End of Jeremiah 45

1 Year Plan:  Oct 27 - Jer 44, Jer 45,  Ps 124

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