Jeremiah 52 - Outline

Jim Watt jmbetter at
Sat Jan 12 10:51:12 PST 2013


*Jim & Marie Watt*

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January 13, 2013


the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the
month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against
Jerusalem, and laid siege to it. And they built siegeworks all around it.” *How
faithful is Your Word, O Father! You pronounced this judgment to Josiah
years before hand because of the sins of Manasseh. What went forth from
Your mouth, You fulfilled! *Hallowed be your :name!*

 *2. 52:13-14 (52:12-14) JERUSALEM DESTROYED. “And he burned the house of
the LORD, and the king’s house and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great
house he burned down. 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with
the captain of the guard, broke down all the wall around Jerusalem.” *Sentiment
does not bind You Father, when the fire of Your wrath is kindled! O may
Your fear sink deep into our hearts! *Your :kingdom come!*

 *3. 52:16 (52:15-16) THE CAPTIVITY. “But Nebuzaradan the captain of the
guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.”
*How compassionate, long-suffering and full of pity You are, O Father! We
throw ourselves upon You, the God of all mercies. Our trust in You is
complete! *Your :will be done, As in heaven, so on earth.*

 *4. 52:17 (52:17-23) TEMPLE RICHES TAKEN. “And the pillars of bronze that
were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea that were
in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces, and carried all
the bronze to Babylon.” *How complete are Your judgments, O Father! How
awesome Your ways! How fearful Your acts! O teach us wisdom and instruct us
with Your eye in their light! Humble our hearts! *Our :daily :bread Give us
this day.*

 *5. 52:27 (52:24-27) EXECUTION OF PRIESTS AND PRINCES. “And the king of
Babylon struck them down, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of
Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of the land.” *Your judgments are
terrible and complete, O Father. Your Word is very sure. Yet in wrath You
remember mercy. *And forgive us our :debt, as we also have forgiven our

 *6. 52:28-30 THREE DEPORTATIONS. “This is the number of the people whom
Nebuchadnezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year, 3,023 Judeans; 29 in
the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar he carried away captive from
Jerusalem 832 persons; 30 in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar,
Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Judeans
745 persons; all the persons were 4,600.” *Father, we see the thoroughness
of Your ways. Nothing escapes Your eye. We lean hard upon You in Jesus! *And
bring us not into temptation!*

 *7. 52:31 (52:31-34) EVIL-MERODACH’S KINDNESS TO JEHOIACHIN. “And in the
thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the
twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of
Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed Jehoiachin king
of Judah and brought him out of prison.” *Praise be unto Your great and
worthy Name, O Jehovah Father! What mercy in the midst of judgment! *But
deliver us from the evil one!*

 *NOTE**: C.H. Spurgeon Quotes: *So, being himself a waiting God, he loves
a waiting people; he loves a man who can take the promise, and say, “I
believe it; it may never be fulfilled to me in this life, but I do not want
that it should be. I am perfectly willing that it should be fulfilled when
God intends that it should be.”

 *Our Psalm for the Day: 43:3-5 (43) SEND OUT YOUR LIGHT AND YOUR TRUTH. “Send
out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your
holy hill and to your dwelling; 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to
God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 5 Why
are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in
God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” *Father, one
thing we desire of You, O great Jehovah: grant unto us a heart after You as
David had. Then can we cry unto You and know You in the secret place. Your
fiery trials will cleanse us from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
Praise be unto Your Holy Name!

 Subject: On account of the similarity of the structure of this Psalm to
that of Psalm 42, it has been supposed to be a fragment wrongly separated
form the preceding song; but it is always dangerous to allow these theories
of error in Holy Scripture and in this instance it would be very difficult
to show just cause for such an admission.

 43:1. *Judge me, O God. *I can laugh at human misrepresentation if my
conscience knows that You are on my side. *And plead my cause against an
ungodly nation. *When people are ungodly, no wonder that they are unjust;
those who are not true to God Himself cannot be expected to deal rightly
with His people. Hating the King, they will not love His subjects. Popular
opinion weighs with many, but divine opinion is far more weighty with the
gracious few. One good word from God outweighs ten thousand railing
speeches of men. He bears a brazen shield before him whose reliance in all
things is upon his God; the arrows of calumny fall harmlessly from such a

 43:2. *Why do You cast me off? *There are many reasons why the Lord might
cast us off, but no reason shall prevail to make Him do so. He has not cast
off His people, though He for awhile treats them as cast-offs. Learn from
this question that it is well to inquire into dark providences, but we must
inquire of God, not of our own fears. He Who is the Author of a mysterious
trial can best expound it to us.

 43:3. *Let them lead me.* Be these my star to guide me to my rest. Be
these my Alpine guides to conduct me over mountains and precipices to the
abodes of grace. *Let them bring me unto Your holy hill, and to Your
tabernacles. *We seek not light to sin by nor truth to be exalted by it,
but that they may become our practical guides to the nearest communion with

 43:4. *Unto God my exceeding joy. *It was not the altar as such that the
Psalmist cared for; he was no believer in the heathenism of ritualism: his
soul desired spiritual fellowship, fellowship with God Himself in very
deed. What are all the rites of worship unless the Lord be in them; what,
indeed, but empty shells and dry husks? *(From “The Treasury of David” by
C.H. Spurgeon, abridged by D.O. Fuller)*

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