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Jeremiah 1: The Prophet is Called

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The responsibility of humanity. The Most High sent Jeremiah to people who were in the most miserable condition that a person could possibly be in: deviate from the faith. His ministry as a prophet lasted for forty years. it began in 627 BC, from the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah, and ended in 586 BC when the Babylonian invasion and captivity occurred.

Although his prophecies warn Judah of imminent Judgment, they also awaken to repentance and proclaim promises of restoration.

Through the prophet, people were warned about apostasy, moral degradation, and idolatry, but they preferred to ignore the rebuke. God respects the free will of man and preserves his right to ignore Him. However, He makes it clear that each person is responsible for the consequences of their own choices. Those who are foolish do not believe in what the Most High says. For this reason, they bring pain and affliction to themselves.

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Jeremiah 18: The Potter and the Clay

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The potter and the clay. To emphasize His Message, the Most High sent Jeremiah to the potter’s house.

There, he would clearly understand how God works.

The prophet would see how the potter cleaned the clay, for in its original state, this raw material can never be molded.

He would also observe the ideal measure of moisture to preserve the clay, as well as see the agility and strength of the potter’s hands when molding clay into the desired shape.

Another important detail was to understand the speed of the machine when the pedal was pressed. This would make the wheel spin while the clay was molded.

Lastly, the prophet would understand the importance of the potter’s patience while he dedicated himself entirely to his project. With this, God wanted to show that He has a perfect purpose for His children, but He can only fulfill it when they submit to Him

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Haggai 2: The People Are Defiled

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Who saw this Temple in its former glory? By comparing the first temple to the second, the Jews became discouraged, because it lacked the splendor and the riches of the first, built by Soloman (Ezra 3.12). God knew that, but by asking who had seen the glory of the first Temple, He wanted to hear the response of the people.

Unable to see with the eyes of faith, the Jews did not believe that the glory of God would come in a much greater way.

They did not understand that the Divine glory was not conditioned to the beauty or physical greatness of the Template, but to complaining, looking at the past , at what they were or what they did, waste the opportunity of seeing the greatness of the Most High in their life. In order not to lose focus or opportunities, we must focus on the direction He has given through His Word, without looking at anything or anyone.

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Haggai 1: The Command to Build God’s House

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In the time of Darius, the king of Persia, the Jews returned to Jerusalem form exile. But, in order for them to succeed in their land, they needed to re-establish their Covenant with God.

Therefore, restoring the Temple was crucial, for the rebuilding of the place also meant the restoration of the spiritual life of the people.

Through Haggai, the will of the Most High was announced to the leaders of the leader of the people: Zerubbabel, the governor, and Joshua, the high priest. The Jews were encourage to begin the work, but , because of spiritual weakness, they did not complete it and they began actin as if nothing were happening. Many Christians have acted similarly: the read the Word daily, but do not obey it. Inside th3e church, they appear to be servants, people who are committed to God, but outside, they giv4e no testimony. They say “amen” to the leaders, but “no” to the Divine Voice

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