Thursday: Trusting in Lies

Man with mask and churches

Hear now, Hananiah; The Lord hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie (Jer. 28:15). The answer about who was right, whether Jeremiah or Hananiah, came soon enough. Jeremiah 28:16-17 tells the fate of the false prophet, which was just what the true prophet had said it would be. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jeremiah’s Yoke

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jeremiah’s Yoke” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Yoke of Iron

Hands Raised in Light and Chain

The battle between the prophets wasn’t just one of words, but of deeds as well. In obedience to the command of God, Jeremiah put the wooden yoke around his neck; this was an overt symbol of the message that he had carried to the people. What was the prophetic symbolism of Hananiah’s act? Jer. 28:1-11. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jeremiah’s Yoke

Life and Death

Read Jeremiah 27:1-18. What is the message of the Lord to the people? Why would this seem treasonous to many who heard it? The yoke Jeremiah had to put on his body was an unmistakable sign of the humiliation that the nation suffered; it’s what we call a military occupation. (In Deuteronomy 28:48 and 1 … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Solitary Life


No question, Jeremiah’s lot in life wasn’t an easy one (he would be the first to admit it too!). Things, though, were even harder than we might have imagined. Read Jeremiah 16:1-13. What was the Lord’s message to Jeremiah here? However harsh, in what ways would it have been a blessing to the prophet? (Compare … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jeremiah’s Yoke

Image © Lars Justinen

Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 16:1-13; Hos. 1:1-3; Jer. 27:1-18; Dan. 4:25; Jeremiah 28:1-17; 2 Tim. 4:3-4. Memory Text: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23). As we have already seen, God’s prophets … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Josiah’s Reforms

Turn around

As the lesson stated, the depth of corruption that had befallen Israel can be seen in the kind of reforms that Josiah had to undertake. How, though, could the nation have fallen so far? In one sense, the answer is easy: it’s because humanity has fallen so far. Just how far humanity has degraded was … [Click to read more …]