Are secret plots really secret?
Jeremiah 36-38/Matthew 22-23

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36:26-28 Then the king commanded his son Jerahmeel, Seraiah son of Azriel, and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah. But the LORD had hidden them. After the king had burned Jeremiah’s scroll, the LORD gave Jeremiah another message. He said, “Get another scroll, and write everything again just as you did on the scroll King Jehoiakim burned.”

38:16 So King Zedekiah secretly promised him, “As surely as the LORD our Creator lives, I will not kill you or hand you over to the men who want you dead.”


23:34-36 “I will send you prophets and wise men and teachers of religious law. You will kill some by crucifixion and whip others in your synagogues, chasing them from city to city. As a result, you will become guilty of murdering all the godly people from righteous Abel to Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered in the Temple between the altar and the sanctuary. I assure you, all the accumulated judgment of the centuries will break upon the heads of this very generation.”

OT Flash Points

Secret plots
Jeremiah’s words dictated & read by officials, then to the king
The king burned the scroll
Do yourself a favor, listen to what the Lord says & do it

NT Flash Points

Secret plots
Blind guides
Coming culmination of judgment for your sin


Old & New – God keeps a remnant

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