We are now in the thick of the warnings and woes of the prophetic call. I used to think that these guys said the same things over and over to the same people. It seemed kind of redundant and way over the top. What I found out was that they were on a preaching tour around the country and that these words were shared with different groups of folks. So what may sound familiar was that the prophet was repeating himself as he moved around. He would just find a different way to say the same thing over and over. Hence the appearance to us that it is so monotonous. There are very few markers that tell us that it is a new group or a new town.
Some stuff about Jeremiah:
I went ahead and ripped through the rest of Zechariah and Malachi. Hard to believe we knocked out that much reading in 67 days! Quite an accomplishment with everything else going on in life. Stay faithful friends and saints. The riches of reading all of God’s words far outweigh any knowledge and satisfaction gained from watching Celebrity Apprentice.
Just a few books to highlight and we are moving on to the New Testament~~
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In reading through Psalms, other literature about Psalms, and devotionals from Psalms, there is so much going on there which we miss on a cursory perusal of the book. There are issues of Hebrew poetry, called parallelism, which when understood, makes some of the material make more sense. There are issues of metaphors within the book, which, when understood, helps to make sense of some of the word-pictures. Then there are all the musical terms- maskil, alamoth, higgaion, sheminith, shiggaion, and the ever elusive ‘Selah.’ I think it meant, the worship leader broke a guitar string, to wait a minute, just ponder. And what about some of those song titles- “death of the son,” “do not destroy” (whatever is that about?), “doe of the morning,” “doves on distant oaks.” Must have been something with having the letter D in the name that was important? Maybe Iron Butterfly got there famous tune In A Gadda Da Vida from Psalms 45 & 49 “tune of the lilies.” Continue reading