Why God Tells Jeremiah Not to Pray: Jeremiah 7:16
God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people of Judah in Jeremiah 7:16, but Christians are told to pray on every occasion, so does that mean there are times when we shouldn’t pray?
Jeremiah’s Historical Setting
Jeremiah tells the people that they have been disobeying God by stealing, adultery, and idol worship, and that God did not hesitate to let the tabernacle be destroyed and the ark of the covenant be taken by the Philistines when they treated it like a lucky rabbit’s foot.
Jeremiah should not pray for things to stay the same, with His people believing they are protected from the consequences of their sins because they are near sacred things, because God has a need to clean out His promised land from corruption and a wrong attitude toward His holiness.
Jesus Cleans House
When Jesus gets out his whip and cleans out the temple of the money changers in Matthew 21, he quotes Jeremiah 7:11 (a den of robbers). It was time for Jesus to do a big house cleaning!
Jesus Cleans House in Us
In Jeremiah 7:16, God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people, and Christians today must fight the attitude of being at ease with their holy things. Instead of asking God to remove the consequences of sin, we can pray that the consequences will lead people to God.
Who was Elijah and what did he do?
Elijah, also spelled Elias or Elia, Hebrew Eliyyahu, (flourished 9th century bce), Hebrew prophet who ranks alongside Moses in saving Yahweh’s religion from being corrupted by Baal’s nature worship. Elijah’s name means “Yahweh is my God,” and his name is spelled Elias in some Bible versions.
What was Jeremiah calling?
God summoned Jeremiah to prophecy around 626 BC, warning of Jerusalem’s impending destruction by northern invaders, because Israel had abandoned God by worshiping Baal’s idols and offering their children as sacrifices to Baal.
What is the main message in the book of Jeremiah?
His book is intended as a message to the Jews in exile in Babylon, explaining the disaster of exile as God’s response to Israel’s pagan worship: the people, according to Jeremiah, are like an unfaithful wife and rebellious children, and their infidelity and rebelliousness made judgment inevitable, though restoration and a new beginning are still possible.
Does God tell us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
Who is the first prophet in the Bible?
Swensson claims that Abraham is not only the first prophet in the Hebrew Bible, but also that his close, friendly relationship with God is the ideal model for humanity’s relationship with divinity.
Where is Yahweh?
Yahweh was the name of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah’s state god.
What does Jeremiah 1111 say in the Bible?
u201c Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them,u201d reads Jeremiah 11:11 in the King James Bible.
What did God promise Jeremiah?
Rather, God promises that He has a plan to prosper them despite their current circumstances, as God declares through Jeremiah in the verses immediately following Jeremiah 29:11 that if you “call on me and come and pray to me… I will listen to you.”
How did Hosea respond to God’s call?
u201cAgain the LORD said to me: Go, love a woman who is loved by her spouse but commits adultery; just as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes,u201d Hosea’s colorful command from God reads.
What did Jeremiah say about Jesus?
Jesus establishes the new covenant4 with his blood through his death on the cross, where God’s law is written on people’s hearts, God is their God, and they are God’s people; all of this is fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
What did Micah say about goodness?
Micah preached that goodness is found in the practice of social justice and faithfulness to the one true God. During his reign, only followers of the one true God were allowed to serve as government officials.
What is the verse Jeremiah 29 11?
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What does Jesus say about prayer?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
What are the 7 prayers?
Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing are among the seven life-changing prayers that help readers find renewal and transformation in their spiritual lives.