Sunday, October 2, 2022

Jeremiah’s Prophetic Call (Jeremiah 1-2, 20, 24) QUESTIONS

Jeremiah’s ministry to Israel (Southern Kingdom) lasted forty years – from the time of King Josiah until the Babylonian invasion and captivity in the eleventh year of the reign of King Zedekiah.


Pre-mortal Life/Ministries

READ Jeremiah 1:4-5

Why is it important to understand that you lived before you came to earth?

What is the danger of focusing on who you might have been before you were born in mortality?

 

 

Jeremiah’s Prophetic Call

READ Jeremiah 1:6-10

What is Jeremiah’s initial response to hearing of his mission?

Why did the Lord touch Jeremiah’s mouth?

 

READ Jeremiah 1:17-19

What will happen to those who fear man more than God?

 

READ JSH 1:25

What will the world do if you say to them, “I have actually seen a light…”?

What will happen if you deny your experience?

Jeremiah has been commanded to share his experience and the message that he has received from God – what has the Lord promised him if he will not fear man?

 

 

 Jeremiah’s Message

The stipulations of the Mosaic covenant, the Law, were from the beginning inseparably connected with specific blessings and curses, depending on obedience to commandments.  They are laid out in Deuteronomy 27 and 28. 

READ Deuteronomy 28:1-2 and 28:15, 20

What are the blessings given in the Law?

What is the curse given to Israel in the Law?

What is the cursing for?

 

READ Jeremiah 2:13

What evils have Israel committed?

 

READ Hebrews 11:6

What must we do to please God?

 

READ Moses 1:39 and Moroni 7:38

Why are good works and kind hearts not enough to please God?

 

READ LoF 3:2-5 and D&C 93:24

What does true and living faith – the kind that leads to salvation – require?

 

READ Alma 12:10-11

What happens to those who harden their hearts against the truth – regardless of how difficult it might be for them to receive it given their traditions or the things they think they know to be true?

 

Back to the mortal cursings that come to a people who don’t believe in the living God, after they have been given knowledge of Him in plainness, even as plain as word can be…

READ Jeremiah 24:10

What is the Lord’s last warning to Israel through Jeremiah?

 

READ 2 Nephi 1:20

America has a similar covenant upon it – what is it?



Persecuted for My Sake

READ Jeremiah 20:1-2

Who is Pashur and what did he do to Jeremiah?

 

READ Jeremiah 20:7-9

How was Jeremiah deceived by the Lord?

What was Jeremiah’s solution to all the persecution?

Why could Jeremiah not stop crying repentance, even against his better judgment?

Had Jeremiah lost his agency?

 

READ Jeremiah 20:14-18

So, given that Jeremiah has chosen to continue to testify, why does he wish that he’d never been born?


READ D&C 122:7-9

How does God’s understanding of our limits differ from our own fears and feelings about them?

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