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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  March 2017

 TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD | JEREMIAH 12-16

Israel Forgot Jehovah

Israel Forgot Jehovah

Jeremiah was given a challenging assignment that would illustrate Jehovah’s determination to bring to ruin the stubborn pride of Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah bought a linen belt

13:1, 2

  • The belt clinging to the waist symbolized the close relationship that was possible between Jehovah and the nation

Jeremiah took the belt to the Euphrates River

13:3-5

  • He hid it in the cleft of a crag, and he then returned to Jerusalem

Jeremiah returned to the Euphrates River to retrieve the belt

13:6, 7

  • The belt was ruined

Jehovah explained the matter after Jeremiah carried out the assignment

13:8-11

  • Jeremiah’s heartfelt obedience in what may have seemed trivial played a role in Jehovah’s efforts to reach the hearts of the people