Jeremiah 33-34

Jeremiah 33-34

Chapter 33: The Seed of David

Word comes to Jeremiah in prison. Israel and Judah will be restored to the favour of God, so all the world shall be astonished. A Lord of righteousness shall gown from the branch of David, ensuring happiness and stability under his government. The Lord assures us; “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

Chapter 34: The Jews will be scattered

Word comes to Jeremiah while Zedekiah is fighting against Babylon. Judah will be given to the Babylonians, yet Zedekiah shall die in peace. A further prophecy reproving the Jews for their conduct towards their Hebrew slaves. With whom they released in times of danger, but compelled to return to bondage when they thought the danger over. God threatens them with the sword, pestilence, and famine, and with the return of the Chaldeans.

Isaiah 17-18

Isaiah 17-18

Chapter 17: Israel is scattered

The burden against Damascus. Damascus will become a ruinous heap, and Israel (the northern kingdom, referred to as Ephraim, its dominant tribe) will wane.

This is a sort of metaphor for the end of the world, and in those last days; “… a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect… And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands…” (Isaiah 17:7-8) People will finally respect God and stop worshiping worldly things. I do like how it says those who look upon God will have respect for him. I personally don’t believe you can look at God with sin.

 God’s judgment will bring man’s work to nothing. “…thou shalt make thy plant to grow, and… make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap… of grief and of desperate sorrow.” (Isaiah 17:11) Essentially in the last days harvests will deceive and many will not grow or produce fruit. Many nations will rush against Syria and Israel like the rush of many waters. These nations will also be rebuked, however.

Chapter 18: The Scattered People

Ethiopian help is not required to deal with Assyria. The Lord will cut off Assyria’s sprigs with pruning hooks. Ethiopians will come to Zion to worship God. Through this God will raise a Gospel Ensign and send messengers to the scattered people to bring them to worship in Zion.