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Part 39 of the David Pawson 'Unlocking the Bible' Podcast series
David Pawson shows that there is sunshine in Jeremiah as well as cloud. David identifies with the author and he shows why this book should be read and studied. We are helped to understand Jeremiah the man because he reveals his heart and his own struggles. David looks at the situation the prophet addressed, he examines the man himself (for instance, he was a lover of nature), looking at his background; and also his method of communication. He didn’t simply speak his messages, but sometimes acted them out. Like other prophets, he had to warn his people that, because of their sins, God was going to bring judgment upon them. He suffered for his message – the Jews call him the weeping prophet. Although the prophet called the people to repentance to save themselves, they refused to heed the message. One vital aspect of this talk is to hear David explain the true meaning of God as the potter and human beings as the clay. Jeremiah sometimes spoke in poetry, bringing out the feelings of God. Despite the doom and gloom, there is promise of a New Covenant with God. David says we need Jeremiah’s messages today.