November 15

Jeremiah 51:1-58; Hebrews 13

Thought from Today's Old Testament Passage:

In the second movement of the prophecy which deals with Babylon's doom and Israel's responsibility, Jeremiah first repeated his declarations concerning the determination of Jehovah to bring about the complete overthrow of Babylon, and thus to insure the deliverance of His people.

Then, in a passage full of force and beauty, Jeremiah described the invincibility of Jehovah. He is the Creator, the very sounding of whose voice creates tumult in the heavens, and all the forces of nature are under His control. By comparison with Him man is brutish, and the gods which he makes are vanity and delusion. In this connection the description of the greatness of Jehovah by contrast with the false gods is intended to indicate the certainty of the ultimate victory of His people over the people who trust in idols.

G. Campbell Morgan, An Exposition of the Whole Bible (Fleming H. Revell Co., 1959), p. 339.

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