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Jeremiah’s first confession: Jer 11:18-12:6: Part One - 5 minute Bible
Before thinking about this “confession” we’ll first look at lament psalms briefly. Lament psalms often contain: – an address (maybe simply “O God” or “O Lord”) – a/some complaint(s) – a request for help addressed to God – the affirmation of trust in God, as thanks for past action or simply as praise and conviction God will act – a vow to praise God when the crisis has passed (44:8; 80:18). The first Confession of Jeremiah is a good illustration of both how these speeches are like, and that they are unlike Lament psalms. We will also notice how in Jeremiah the lament-like material worksRead More →