The Fall of Jerusalem – Jeremiah Journey 2021
September 28, 2021 by revbruce
“In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and besieged it”
Jeremiah 39:1 (ESV)
Jerusalem Under Siege
Jeremiah had warned them. God had tried to give them an out. There was plenty of time for them to make a move in the right direction.
They just would not listen to God’s prophet.
It led to Jerusalem being taken over by the invaders from Babylon.
It led to Babylonian officials taking over and passing judgment on the king and his nobles.
It led to Zedekiah’s sons and the nobles being slaughtered.
It led to Zedekiah having his eyes put out and him being taken in chains to Babylon.
It led to a mass exile of people to Babylon in captivity.
But it left all of the poor people and Jeremiah in the land.