Dr. Bill Creasy of Logos Bible Study uses a literary, historical approach to examine and enliven the bible for modern listeners. Dr. Creasy draws on his studies, travels, and personal anecdotes to depict a vivid picture of the works of scripture. Somewhere between a sermon and a college lecture, he delivers these audiobooks with authority but a pleasantly friendly voice and a touch of fun, using contemporary references.
Dr. Creasy, when describing travelling to the synagogue of Jeremiah in Cairo, talks about Jeremiah’s unenviable dual job of priest and prophet, having to "represent the people before God" and "God before the people". The Book of Jeremiah explains the Jews persecution by the Babylonians as God’s punishment for the worship of false idols.
If Isaiah is the “thundering prophet”, then Jeremiah is the “weeping prophet”. Jeremiah holds the terrible position of being both a priest and a prophet; he represents both the people before God, and God before the people—not unlike a lawyer representing both husband and wife in a contentious and bitter divorce! Join Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy as he follows Jeremiah, the “weeping prophet”, through his many trials and tribulations.
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This gives a picture of our life in a foreign place through the prophet Jeremiah. His story can be our story. it is God's story. Salvation through grace, faith, and perseverance in a world were God gives is every day the free choice to walk humbly with the Lord, to hear the Word of God, or to go our own way, the way of an unfaithful spouse.
Jeremiah speaks to our condition in the power of the hope of God and with the sensibilities to understand being a witness for God requires real faith working through trials. Jeremiah is a picture of the loving compassionate servant of God. Meek, but strong. This voice crying out in the wilderness here to make our path straight is crying out in the life and testimony of Jeremiah, like John the Baptist who placed his life before the Lord and poured it out for His sake. Quite beautiful, touching, prescriptive, and gives depth to understand put time and place under the sun.
May God richly give us a heart to give away for His good.
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