Prophet Jeremiah's Message
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Acting With Great Clarity 53

Prophet Antics

An Ox Yoke on two oxenGlancing through the Old Testament, one is sometimes surprised by the actions and antics of the prophets. This is certainly so with the Prophet Jeremiah who was called to be a prophet in BC 626 He seeks to deliver his message with great clarity and that is the prime reason for his unusual presentation.

Some New Ways

Ox Yoke holding two oxenAs we look at some parts of Jeremiah's story we may discover some new ways for ourselves of attracting an audience and driving home a message.✞

Drama

BibleJeremiah, the so-called "weeping prophet," acts out his message on one occasion, bearing on his shoulders a wooden ox yoke. The Biblical account in Jeremiah 27.1-7 explains that the will of the Lord was that King Zedekiah of Judah should submit to and serve the great king Nebuchadnezzar 11 of the Neo-Babylonia Empire. Just like a young ox, Judah would submit to a more experienced and stronger ox in the same yoke played out by the Neo-Babylonia Empire.

"Prophet Jeremiah's Message"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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