Jeremiah Chapter 10
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9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 10 Bible commentary...
The absurdity of idolatry. (1-16) Destruction denounced against Jerusalem. (17-25)1-16 The prophet shows the glory of Israel's God, and exposes the folly of idolaters. Charms and other attempts to obtain supernatural help, or to pry into futurity, are copied from the wicked customs of the heathen. Let us stand in awe, and not dare provoke God, by giving that glory to another which is due to him alone. He is ready to forgive, and save all who repent and believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ. Faith learns these blessed truths from the word of God; but all knowledge not from that source, leads to doctrines of vanity.
17-25 The Jews who continued in their own land, felt secure. But, sooner or later, sinners will find all things as the word of God has declared, and that its threatenings are not empty terrors. Submission will support the believer under every grief allotted to him; but what can render the load of Divine vengeance easy to be borne by those who fall under it in sullen despair? Those cannot expect to prosper, who do not, by faith and prayer, take God with them in all their ways. The report of the enemy's approach was very dreadful. Yet the designs which men lay deep, and think well formed, are dashed to pieces in a moment. Events are often overruled, so as to be quite contrary to what we intended and expected. If the Lord has directed our steps into the ways of peace and righteousness, let us entreat him to enable us to walk therein. Say not, Lord, do not correct me; but, Lord, do not correct me in anger. We may bear the smart of God's rod, but we cannot bear the weight of his wrath. Those who restrain prayer, prove that they know not God; for those who know him will seek him, and seek his favour. If even severe corrections lead sinners to be convinced of wholesome truths, they will have abundant cause for gratitude. And they will then humble themselves before the Lord.
John's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment about verse 23 on 3/20/2013, 3:26pm...
I think that Jeremiah 10:23 is an important verse that reveals the truth that the freewill of man is not a bible based teaching. This verse, along with many others proves that God's sovereign will alone is free and that man's will is subservient to His will. We are responsible to God not because we are free, but because God has decreed to hold us responsible for the actions which He has so decreed that we would perform from all eternity. Proverbs 20:24: “Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?” (KJV). Proverbs 16:1, “The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD” (KJV). Psalms 37:23, “The steps of a man are established by the LORD; and He delights in his way” (NAS). Proverbs 16:9 9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps” (NAS) Isaiah 46:10, “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (KJV). Dan 4:35, "And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, but He does according to His will in the host of heaven and (among) the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off His hand or say to Him, 'What hast Thou done?'” (NAS). Rom 9:19 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?” (KJV). Genesis 45:7-8, “(7) And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. (8) So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt” (KJV). Acts 4:27-28 “(27) For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, (28) For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done” (KJV).
Carol's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment on 3/15/2013, 5:59am...
I believe that such holidays are Satan based, if God had meant for us to celebrate Christmas he surely would have made clear the date of Jesus' birthday. Easter? Where is it written that we are to celebrate His resurrection? It is written that we are to celebrate His sacrifice for mankind though.
Sis cil's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment on 3/08/2013, 10:30am...
Jeremiah was letting us know that to cut trees down and deck it with ornaments and other shining things is vanity. We as people of God should not get into Christmas trees and saying we are children of God. People lie and say that it is Christ birthday, no, it is not his birthday and he told us to remember his death, how he died for our sins. This is a way to get Christian minds off of Christ into falsies.
Yuki's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment on 12/12/2012, 6:42am...
Hello Christians. I bid you a Good Yule.
Deborah's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment on 12/04/2012, 10:13am...
I think that the tree represents a dead man and my Lord Jesus Christ isn't dead.
Carl's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment about verse 2 on 11/09/2012, 7:08pm...
The verse is meant to reveal the absolute disgust Yehovah has with people who chose to follow empty idolatry, instead of entering into the fulfilling worship of Him and His ways. It actually does not go as far as the verse I believe is in Ezekiel that then states "..and do not do these things saying you are doing them unto Me. It is an abomination unto the LORD (Yahovah) your God (Elohim)."
Dave Newland's Jeremiah Chapter 10 comment about verse 23 on 2/09/2012, 4:28pm...
This scripture in Jeremiah 10:23 is an inspired word that tells mankind that we need divine direction from Jehovah to succeed in our daily lives. As when he was God and King of the Nation of Israel they prospered, but when they wanted a king from amongst themselves they did not fare well. Just look at the rulers of the world today. Thank goodness God's Son (Christ Jesus) who has repurchased mankind will serve as a King of God's Kingdom and will rule until time indefinite. This rulership will once again direct mankind's footsteps in true righteousness.
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