Jeremiah 52

Vs. 12, “On the tenth day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, who served the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.”  Earlier on in Jeremiah, God’s word would remind us we would know if a man was a true prophet if their words came true (Jer. 28:9).  We are now at the end of our 52 day journey in the book of Jeremiah.  Most scholars believe Jeremiah did not write this last chapter.  This last chapter really serves as a fulfilment of God’s word through His prophet.  Question: What would happen to Jeremiah?  We know Jeremiah went down to Egypt with the remnant who fled.  Most scholars believe Jeremiah died in Egypt and his burial place is a mystery.  What a very difficult life God would call Jeremiah to live, but major respect for how Jeremiah would live such an obedient life.  I just want to share this last thinng about good old Jeremiah.  When Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16 about who he was, look with me in their response.  “They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  That’s some pretty good company Jeremiah is in.  And that really should be the goal for all of us.  To live this life so faithfully that people see Jesus in us!  Amen, and with that said…we will be turning to the New Testament with the Gospel of Matthew!