Free Essay


In: Religion Topics

Submitted By ltvsturdy
Words 1362
Pages 6
Prophet: Jeremiah
Jeremiah is one of the four major prophets according to the Catholic church. The book of Jeremiah covers the period between 626 BC to 583 BC. It is written by Jeremiah and his secretary Baruch. Jeremiah dictated and Baruch recorded his message. Jeremiah may have been related to the deuteronomic authors or some may say he may been one of the deuteronomic authors. Certainly his message was close to the deuteronomic writing. Jeremiah was born in a priestly family from a town near Jerusalem, around year 650BC, about 100 years after the prophet Isaiah. God had blessed him and God called him when he was very little. Jeremiah followed God’s way and was faithful to God. He lived his life in turmoil because he was witnessing the Israelites acting out their unfaithfulness to God. Jeremiah was called by God to be his prophet to Judah and to the nations in the mist of Judah’s political convulsions :
- (687-642), the political dependence of the Assyria brought on an resurgence of idolatry in the form of a syncretist fusion of the Mesopotamian astral gods and the Canaamite fertility deities.
- The religious and political situation persisted until 622-621 when the Book of the Law was discovered in the Temple, Josiah led a thorough reform in Judah, which he extended to northern Israel. The people of who had been faithful the Yahwistic covenant did really supported the King. This glorious reign came to end in 609BC after the king’s death.
- (609-598) Under Jehoiakim the religious syncretism revived in Judah. Jerusalem first down fall occurred in 597 with Judah’s first deportation.
- The new king, Zedekiah, after the exile of prior king, Jehoiachin, was caught between two parties and policies. In 587, Jerusalem was sacked and Judah experienced a second deportation to Babylon and Judah was reduced to a Babylonian province.
- Gedaliah, a Judean was appointed as Judah’s governor of the new province. He was assassinated two months later.
Jeremiah ministry lasted for 40 years. The prophet’s book was determined by S. Mowinckel to have four literary sources: the poetic oracles, the biographical narratives, the oracle of salvation and the oracles against the nations. His message to the Israelites was full of condemnations and anger (the book of Jeremiah 2:5-6, 2:11-17, 3:11-13, ). He was torn between his gentle, God’s loving heart nature and his anger on behalf of the Lord for the people of Israel was living in sins against the God of Israel. Even the leaders were ignoring his warning (the book of Jeremiah 5 4-5). Jeremiah was upset with the people, almost like he was jealous in place of God “For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God” Deuteronomy 5:9. He warned the people of Israel of God’s punishments (Jeremiah 1:25, 13). He assured the people of God’s mercy (Jeremiah 26-35). He consoled the people of Israel, gave them encouragement and hope (Jeremiah 30-31). He expressed his sorrow over the destruction of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 45:1-5).
Overall, Jeremiah’s life was one that is closest and similar to that of Jesus. He was born in grace, faithful to God, ignored by his own people and suffered with the people’s sins against God.
Prophet: Zephaniah
Zephaniah was one of the 12 minor prophets. There are only three chapters in Zephaniah’s book. There was a period of prophetic silence since Isaiah and Micah disappeared toward the end of Hezekiah’s reign (715-686 BC) . King Hezekiah’s son, Manasseh, reversed the anti-Assyrian policy of his father. Hezekiah and Jerusalem may have survived but the countryside was devastated. Zephaniah was one the first to speak out against Manasseh’s many abominable practices such as introducing the fertility rites into the Jerusalem temple or immolated his son by fire.
Zephaniah prophesied in Josiah’s reign (640-609). His message was about the fate of nations in God’s hands. The dominant theme is the Day of Yahweh when Yahweh will destroy the vassal of Assyria. The oracle of Doom (Zephaniah 1:2-3); Exhortations based on threats against nation (Zephaniah 2:1-15). Salvation of Jerusalem (Zephaniah 3:1-20).
Prophet: Nahum
Nahum was another minor prophets. A native of Elkosh, he has been considered a cultic prophet. He message was an oracle concerning Nineveh. His prophecy comes from a poet of great skill . He warned the people of Nineveh of God’s anger “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath” (Nahum 1:2). The destruction of the oppressor will bring joy to God’s people and to all who have suffered Assyria’s cruelty (Nahum 2:2-14). Final destruction (Nahum 3:1-19).
Nahum’s vision was one of celebration. For over three hundred years, Assyria had controlled the Near Eastern world; the capital city had been Nineveh for over one hundred years. Assyria had ruled with calculated cruelty and terror. Nineveh was destroyed in 612BC by a coalition of Babylonians and Medes and Persians with the help of smaller tribes. Nahum message focused on the one topic that God is a God of justice, he does not tolerate injustice forever. He used the term “holy war” as it is called in Mic 3:5. His message was vivid with details for not only he writes as an eyewitness of the destruction, but he also pretends to be in the city in its last hours. “The crack of whip, the clatter of wheels, galloping horses and jolting chariots! Charging cavalry, flashing swords and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses” (Nah 3:1-3). He brilliantly painted the destruction and killing scene just like a movie that one can watch in his mind.
Prophet: Habakkuk
Habakkuk was another minor prophet. The oracle that prophet Habakkuk received was like a conversation with God. The prophecy is dated sometime after the Babylonians became an active threat against Judah but before the destruction of Jerusalem in 587BC. His complains about injustice among the people in Judah suggested sometime in the reign of Jehoiakim (609-597BC) . Habakkuk did not mention any other nation in his prophecy. His complained to God was about the people of Judah. He addressed the evils within Judah. It almost like he was preaching his sermon to the people and warning them of God’s anger from God’s answer to his complains. But his message in chapter 3 was one of a prayer to God. He gloried God “I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord” (Hab 3:1), “His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden” (Hab 3:4-5).
In conclusion, the prophets are mouthpiece for God. Their messages are not for just the people of the old days but also for people of God in this time. Their messages are lessons from God to his people. The stories are different but the messages all revealed to us the one God of justice, God of mercy, God of goodness, God of love. Our holy God. While doing this assignment I struggled with the writing, the technique and some of the chapters are hard to read. But while doing it I learned that God only wants his people to be faithful to him, to follow his way, to live happily and fully as God intended for us. The people whose hearts do not know God’s way suffered and eventually came back to God. No matter how far we wandered away from God, how sinful we are, God continues to call us, to wait for us.
Dear God, I glorify you in your goodness. I glorify you in all your prophets. They are your messengers in this world to share with us the secret of your wisdom. I thank you Lord for created me. I thank you Lord for the knowledge of you. Teach me your way and keep me straight in your path. Let us always walk with your love in our heart and your teaching in our mind. Amen.…...

Similar Documents

Free Essay

Bible Summaries

...punished. Elihu became angry because of Job’s lack of faith in God. After God speaks to Job, Job repents. With Job’s repentance comes more advice from God. God advises them to sacrifice a burnt offering. After all of this God made Job prosperous and was given twice as much as he had before by God. Jeremiah The Book of Jeremiah is of the prophecy genre. The Lord appointed Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations. During this time Israel is unfaithful and the city of Jerusalem is attacked. Jeremiah talks to the people of Judah and declares that the worshipping of false religions is worthless. The covenant has not been kept. Jeremiah complained about how the people responded and showed extreme concern about the spiritual state of the nation. He is often called the weeping prophet. Many viewed him as pessimistic because he anticipated the coming destruction. God tells them that Israel would be restored once they listened to Him. Jeremiah also prophesied to the people of Judah that they would be exiled for seventy years. A letter was sent to the Jews during their exile stating exactly what God wanted them to do. There was a promise of Jerusalem being rebuilt. Jeremiah received warning about Egypt, the Philistines, Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Babylon. The warning was not heeded, the covenant was broken, and the result was the fall of Jerusalem. Ezekiel The Book of Ezekiel is of the prophecy genre. There is also a little apocalyptic genre found throughout the writings.......

Words: 869 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Jory Lirette Case

...70301 Crime Date and Time: 08/14/2011 - 12:15PM approx. Suspects: Jeremiah Wright Suspect DOB: 06/22/1981 Address: 414 West 7th Street Thibodaux, LA 70301. After passing in front of the house a motorist called 911, reporting that he believe he just saw a boy’s head in the house driveway located at 414 West 7th Street Thibodaux, LA, the first responder officer arrive at the address and found the head along with a nearby garbage bags that contained the victim’s dismembered parts. “When police arrived, Wright was sitting on the front porch. At first, he tried to tell the cops that the head and body on the sidewalk were pieces of a CPR dummy. However, he soon confessed to killing the child, saying he left Jori on the sidewalk so Jesslyn (Jori’s Mom) would "feel stupid when she saw the head." As the lead investigator to the Jori Lirette case the first thing I would have address would have been the parents. It was clear that someone who commit such a heinous crime would has some deep psychological issues. A crime like this was definitely from someone who knew the victim. As the lead investigator it was a clear case, the evidence was seen the victim's head was seen the corner of the street and the weapon that was used was in the families possessions. Looking for the knife would have been an essential part to the search. The case was solved 30 minutes after the police arrive on the scene, because then Jeremiah Wright confesses that he killed his 7 years old son, Jori Lirette.......

Words: 1311 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay


...A REFLECTION FROM PROPHET JEREMIAH Jeremiah made a significant impact on history. The context to which Jeremiah was called to parallels our context today. God called Jeremiah to nations that embodied a culture which lacked any reverence for God and human life. They had indulged themselves in sinful pleasures that were of the most flagrant disregard for the dignity to which they had been called as the people of God. Even Christians today have lost acknowledgment of God and have erased every trace of their ordination. The obscenities and indecencies of todays culture have permeated into homes through media, airwaves, and every other avenue. We suffer in a great captivity; a captivity not even identified. This captivity has eradicated a value system, moral standards, and a fear of God. This captivity has not only taken a hold of one nation or group of people, but every nation of the world. The critical situation of todays world calls for men and women such as Jeremiah. There has to be a generation that will dare to obey God’s call to “pluck up, break down, destroy, overthrow, build, and plant”. The kingdom of darkness and its principalities must be dismantled and overthrown and the Kingdom of God must be established. Such activity calls for a people who have experienced the vision of God. This vision of God will without doubt bring about a divine disturbance as it did to Jeremiah and the prophets. The Word of God that ‘came’ to them actually ‘occurred’ unto them as an......

Words: 507 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Criminal Justice

...the Temple Era » Jeremiah The Prophet Jeremiah The Prophet Jeremiah By Nissan Mindel Published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society Discuss (6) Next » Jeremiah's Message To The Exiles The great prophet Jeremiah lived during one of the most critical periods in Jewish history. He saw the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Beth Hamikdosh, after his warnings and prophecies fell on deaf ears. When the catastrophe came, he lamented the terrible fate of his people in the Book of Eichah (Lamentations) which we read on Tisha B'Av. At the same time he was a source of courage to his people by pointing out to them the path that would lead to their redemption. His prophecies are recorded in the Book of Jeremiah, which also contains the important events of his life. Jeremiah was born in a priestly family, in the town of Anatoth belonging to the Tribe of Benjamin. His father was the prophet and Kohen-Gadol (High Priest) Hilkiah. Jeremiah began his prophecies in the thirteenth year of King Josiah's reign (in the year 3298). The prophet Zephania and the prophetess Hulda also lived at that time. Jeremiah was still a young man when the spirit of prophecy came upon him. He was fearful to accept such a responsibility, declaring, "I am still a boy!" But G-d said to him, "Say not, 'I am a boy,' for you shall go to all that I shall send you, and whatever I command you you shall speak. Be not afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you" (Jeremiah 1:6-8). From that......

Words: 499 - Pages: 2

Free Essay


...into the daycare to observe a child . The child I chose to observe is named Jeremiah. Jeremiah is two years old. Jeremiah had light brown skin with short black hair. He also had big round dark eyes with long eyelashes. Jeremiah had little white teeth that showed when he smiled. He had a round face with plump cheeks. His ears were slightly big for his head, and it seemed that they slightly poked out. Jeremiah had long legs, short arms, and big hands with long fingers. Jeremiah wasn’t obese, he was actually quite slim, but he had a chubby little stomach. He looked like an active infant, and he also looked very healthy and strong. II. Physical/ Motor Development: 1. Describe the infant’s control of his/her trunk and upper body As I initially came into the daycare, I noticed Jeremiah sitting down on a chair eating lunch. As another child got closer to him, Jeremiah scooted himself and his chair over away from the other child. It seemed that he liked his space. After Jeremiah was done eating, he then went out side. He got up freely, pushed the door open just enough for him to squeeze out and continued walking out. This showed that he did have some slight upper body strength for his age. He is old enough now to have full control over his head and his neck, so for every movement he made, he had no problem moving around. 2. Describe the infant’s control of his/her arms, hands, and fingers Before Jeremiah was outside, he was eating lunch at the little table. I noticed that he......

Words: 1309 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

Food Safety Worksheet

...each of the following scenarios. Scenario 1: Jeremiah went grocery shopping on a hot summer day. He bought food for an upcoming family BBQ; ground beef for hamburgers, a couple of steaks, and the ingredients for making potato salad. When he left the store, he put his groceries in the trunk and stopped by the sports outlet store to pick up a Frisbee and croquet set. It took about 10 minutes at the sports store, and then Jeremiah headed home to prepare the food. He was concerned that it had been too hot in the car, but everything was still cold when he got home. Jeremiah took the groceries home and put everything in the refrigerator. The meat fit well on the top shelf, right above the potato salad ingredients. Later on, he got the groceries out to prep everything for the BBQ. He cooked the potatoes and used a sharp knife to trim some excess fat off of the raw steaks. Then he cut up the rest of the vegetables for the potato salad with the sharp knife on a cutting board. Jeremiah formed the hamburger patties, seasoned the steaks, and finished making the potato salad. With only about 45 minutes to go before leaving for the BBQ, Jeremiah left everything sitting out on the counter while he showered and got ready. When he arrived at the BBQ, he set the potato salad on the picnic table and went to grill the steaks and burgers. He cooked both to about medium doneness, meaning both were pink in the middle. Jeremiah enjoyed one of the steaks he prepared and......

Words: 1560 - Pages: 7

Free Essay

Case Study on Adhd

...Brittany Cleghorn Unit 4 Assignment 1 Capella University- Psyc 7220 For this course project the child I chose to analyze is Jeremiah Wilson, he is a strong, bright African American boy. His parents are married and belong to the middle class in the economic status. His father is a Marine who deploys overseas frequently, his mother works long hours and it is difficult for her to help Jeremiah with his homework and involve him in extracurricular activities that will benefit his strong athletic personality. He has one sister who is two years old. The family resides in an urban setting , in a safe neighborhood where children are often playing outside. An aunt cares for bot Jeremiah and his sister after school hours. Jeremiah is a thoughtful and kind boy, although he becomes somewhat aggressive when he gets frustrated, and loses control. After pediatrician and neurologist evaluation there is a suspicion of Attention Deficit Disorder. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ( ADD/ ADHD), however by age five both practitioners agreed it was too early to diagnose. It is normal for children to have trouble behaving and focusing from time to time, however children with ADHD do not grow out of these behaviors . Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is a common childhood disorder and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Children with ADHD have a problem with inattentiveness, over activity, impulsivity, and or a combination of these. Some symptoms of ADHD would be the inability...

Words: 1018 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Jeremiah 29:11-13

...DB#1-Jeremiah 29:11-13 21 Aug. 2104 BIBL350_B10 Most people have at some point construed Jeremiah 29:11-13 as a promise from God to prosper our individual lives and to offer us hope for the immediate future, myself included. It is printed on coffee mugs and t-shirts, preached to us at church, and offered as an inspirational pick-me-up when we are feeling lost and afraid. We want it to be a personal assurance that God is listening to our supplications, and will come running when we beckon to Him for deliverance from whatever evils hold us captive. While this, in its basest sense, is true—God does hear us and come to our aid when we need Him—in this specific instance, we are entirely missing the point. Without a deeper examination of the original intent of these verses, we fail to see that God is giving a corporate blessing, meant to give hope to a nation during their time of captivity. We are often so self-involved that when we come across verses such as these, we misidentify their true significance. We must focus our thoughts on the bigger picture and understand that not everything God does is specific to us as individuals, especially in the circumstances surrounding the events associated with Jeremiah 29:11-13. “…I was violating the context and completely missing the fact that God was talking to a nation (not an individual), a nation that had to go through seventy years of heartache and exile before there was any hope of freedom from captivity. And if it could not......

Words: 633 - Pages: 3

Free Essay


... REQUIRED: Advise David of his likelihood of success and give reasons for your advice. Discuss all relevant law. (15 marks) QUESTION FOUR Jeremiah is a Victorian farmer who needs a new tractor. He visits a company, Tractor Specialists Pty Ltd, which specialises in the sale of many types of tractors. The tractor is manufactured by Just Tractors Pty Ltd, a Victorian company. Jeremiah tells Ryan, the company manager, that not only does he need a tractor for farming purposes, but he needs a tractor with a special capacity to handle his property which has a number of hills on it. He needs the tractor to be able to negotiate its way up and down those hills. Ryan shows Jeremiah a tractor which he says will definitely meet Jeremiah’s needs. A logo exists on the side door of the tractor. The logo says: ‘Super Tractor designed for the hills’. The cost of the tractor is $39,000 and the parties enter into a written contract which provides that ‘all statutory provisions which would otherwise apply to this transaction are hereby expressly negated’. Shortly after its purchase and use, the tractor proves to be entirely inappropriate for Jeremiah’s use. It cannot negotiate the hills on his property and has stalled on many occasions. Jeremiah wants to commence legal action. REQUIRED: Advise Jeremiah of all his rights and remedies against both Tractor Specialists Pty Ltd and Just Tractors Pty Ltd under the relevant Federal law. Give reasons for your answer......

Words: 1061 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay


...into the daycare to observe a child . The child I chose to observe is named Jeremiah. Jeremiah is two years old. Jeremiah had light brown skin with short black hair. He also had big round dark eyes with long eyelashes. Jeremiah had little white teeth that showed when he smiled. He had a round face with plump cheeks. His ears were slightly big for his head, and it seemed that they slightly poked out. Jeremiah had long legs, short arms, and big hands with long fingers. Jeremiah wasn’t obese, he was actually quite slim, but he had a chubby little stomach. He looked like an active infant, and he also looked very healthy and strong.  II. Physical/ Motor Development: 1. Describe the infant’s control of his/her trunk and upper body As I initially came into the daycare, I noticed Jeremiah sitting down on a chair eating lunch. As another child got closer to him, Jeremiah scooted himself and his chair over away from the other child. It seemed that he liked his space. After Jeremiah was done eating, he then went out side. He got up freely, pushed the door open just enough for him to squeeze out and continued walking out. This showed that he did have some slight upper body strength for his age. He is old enough now to have full control over his head and his neck, so for every movement he made, he had no problem moving around.  2. Describe the infant’s control of his/her arms, hands, and fingers Before Jeremiah was outside, he was eating lunch at the little table. I noticed that he......

Words: 360 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Comprehensive Analysis of Case Study

...Infant and Toddlerhood: Development Elizabeth Kinser Capella University The case study profile that I selected was Jeremiah. I chose Jeremiah because I felt like he was the best fit for my studies. His background closely matched a background I am familiar with in myself and my husband. Jeremiah is African-American and this is something I can relate to because my husband is also African-American. My husband also comes from a very strong military background so therefore, I was drawn to Jeremiah because of those factors. Jeremiah is in kindergarten and is 5 years old. His family practices in Christian beliefs. I believe one of Jeremiah’s events that may have played a factor in his development was the birth of his baby sister. She was born during a very important developmental time frame in Jeremiah’s life. Jeremiah would have been around 3 years old when his sister was born. Therefore his parents had taken the focus off of Jeremiah and placed in on his newborn sister. Jeremiah was an early walker, walking at only 8 months old. Learning to walk at an early age can be wonderful; however it can also mean that Jeremiah was not aware of his own body structure and strength at that time. He is a very active child; which would lead us to believe that he has had a supportive household including mother and aunt. Doctors have suspected that Jeremiah may have a touch of ADD/ADHD. ADD/ADHD has a strong genetic component, therefore it is hard to say that one single event in......

Words: 765 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Make No Excuse

...Make No Excuse Jeremiah 1 Jesse We are skillful at the art of making excuses, aren’t we? “I don’t know how.” “I didn’t understand.” “I couldn’t find the right tools.” “I threw out my back bowling.” “I have a Doctor’s appointment.” “There’s been a death in the family.” “The hazmat crew is here and won’t let me out of the house.” “I have a relative coming in from Hawaii and I need to pick them up at the airport.” And, my all- time favorite: In the Christian world, we can find all sorts of excuses not to obey God’s voice: “It’s the preacher’s job.” “It’s not my gift.” “I’ve already served, let someone else do it.” “I’m too busy or too tired or too old or too young.” It has been said, “Excuses are tools of the incompetent, and those who specialize in them seldom go far.” Ben Franklin wrote, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Gabriel Meurier stated, “He who excuses himself, accuses himself.” Jeremiah had every excuse ready when God called him to be a prophet. His excuses are often our excuses for not heeding God’s voice when he calls. Countering each excuse was a promise from God. I. The excuse: The task is demanding Jeremiah was called to be “a prophet unto the nations” (Jer. 1:5), not a priest like his father and his grandfather. A prophet was a chosen and authorized spokesman for God who declared God’s Word to the people. We often think of prophets as people who can tell the future. But a prophet spoke messages to the present......

Words: 2264 - Pages: 10

Free Essay

Case: Cisco Systems

...Judges 1–5; Isaiah 13–18 | Romans 13–16 | 46 | Judges 6–9; Isaiah 19–24 | 1 Corinthians 1–3 | 47 | Judges 10–13; Isaiah 25–30 | 1 Corinthians 4–6 | 48 | Judges 14–17; Isaiah 31–36 | 1 Corinthians 7–9 | 49 | Judges 18–21; Isaiah 37–42 | 1 Corinthians 10–12 | 50 | Ruth 1–4; Isaiah 43–48 | 1 Corinthians 13–14 | 51 | 1 Samuel 1–5; Isaiah 49–54 | 1 Corinthians 15–16 | 52 | 1 Samuel 6–10; Isaiah 55–60 | 2 Corinthians 1–3 | 53 | 1 Samuel 11–15; Isaiah 61–66 | 2 Corinthians 4–6 | 54 | 1 Samuel 16–19; Jeremiah 1–6 | 2 Corinthians 7–9 | 55 | 1 Samuel 20–23; Jeremiah 7–12 | 2 Corinthians 10–11 | 56 | 1 Samuel 24–27; Jeremiah 13–18 | 2 Corinthians 12–13 | 57 | 1 Samuel 28–31; Jeremiah 19–24 | Galatians 1–3 | 58 | 2 Samuel 1–5; Jeremiah 24–30 | Galatians 4–6 | 59 | 2 Samuel 6–10; Jeremiah 31–36 | Ephesians 1–3 | 60 | 2 Samuel 11–15; Jeremiah 37–42 | Ephesians 4–6 | 61 | 2 Samuel 16–20; Jeremiah 43–47 | Philippians 1–2 | 62 | 2 Samuel 21–24; Jeremiah 48–52 | Philippians 3–4 | 63 | 1 Kings 1–5; Lamentations 1–5 | Colossians 1–2 | 64 | 1 Kings 6–10; Ezekiel 1–6 | Colossians 3–4 | 65 | 1 Kings 11–14; Ezekiel 7–12 | 1 Thessalonians 1–3 | 66 | 1 Kings 15–18; Ezekiel 13–18 | 1 Thessalonians 4–5 | 67 | 1 Kings 19–22; Ezekiel 19–24 | 2 Thessalonians 1–3 | 68 | 2 Kings 1–5; Ezekiel 25–30 | 1 Timothy 1–3 | 69 | 2 Kings 6–10; Ezekiel 31–36 | 1 Timothy 4–6 | 70 | 2 Kings 11–15; Ezekiel 37–42 | 2 Timothy 1–2 | 71 | 2 Kings 16–20; Ezekiel 43–48 | 2......

Words: 988 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

Morality Play in Peace Like a River

...absolutely nothing between the soles of his boots and the thistles below” (17). Jeremiah is surrounded by the super natural, and it is apparent he holds a strong relationship with God. Reuben struggles with asthma, and Jeremiah tries his best to assist it. Reuben’s asthma could be considered evil, because it is a constant struggle menace on him and Jeremiah. As Reuben has an asthma attack Jeremiah shouts, “Reuben Land, in the name of the living God I am telling you to breathe” (3). Jeremiah is shouting at Reuben because he has control over his asthma, and is able to power through it if he puts his mind to it. This is comparable to God exacting power over a demon. It is said that angels are supposed to guard and protect the good from evil. This is evident with the beating of Tommy Basca and Isreal Finch. Tommy and Isreal corner Dolly in the locker room with bad intentions. Luckily, Jeremiah is there to protect her, and he beats Isreal and Tommy off of her. In this situation, Jeremiah is portrayed as a guardian angel, and protects Dolly from evil (Finch and Basco). Tommy and Isreal seek revenge, so they retaliate by putting tar on the Lands family’s door. Reuben examines it, “Dad tells Reuben now that the tar on the front door is escalation. Reuben wonders what they should do back, Dad just laughs and says, “What those fellows don’t realize is, we’ve already won, the victory is ours” (25). Jeremiah tries to show Reuben that God has favored them over Finch and Basco. The boys......

Words: 769 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Old Testament Bible Summaries

...feast with God, their family, and others. Salvation is never earned; it is a gift from God’s grace appropriated by faith. Leviticus tells about the system of sacrifices, the ordination of priests, the laws concerning what is clean and unclean, the day of atonement (purification from moral uncleanness), the holiness code (the laws for holy living), and the redemption of gifts and tithes. Jeremiah The book of Jeremiah is a prophecy genre. In Jeremiah it reveals the inner struggles of a prophet of God. Jeremiah fulfills his ministry of proclaiming God’s judgment against the people of Judah for their idolatry, their unfaithfulness to the covenant, and their obstinate disobedience of His will. Jeremiah tells us of the subscription (date of Jeremiah’s prophetic ministry), the call of Jeremiah, the covenant lawsuit (judgment on Judah and Jerusalem), Jeremiah as the prophet to the nations, and the fall of Jerusalem. Jeremiah had prophesied to the people of Judah that they will be exiled for seventy years. God also tells Jeremiah that Israel will be restored once they listen to Him. God also gave Jeremiah warnings about Egypt, the Philistines, Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Babylon. Since the warning was not headed and the covenant was broken, Jerusalem fell. Jeremiah’s ministry had covered a very critical time in the history of the ancient Middle East. Job The book of Job is a wisdom genre. The book of Job explores all the traditional Middle Eastern explanations of the problem of the......

Words: 901 - Pages: 4