Jeremiah 37-39 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Talk about a capricious ruler! Sort of imprison Jeremiah, let others take him to really imprison him, and then rescue him and sort of imprison him again! We probably all recognize this pattern in some of our own leaders, where they are easily influenced and end up changing their minds or not keeping their promises. We should remember Proverbs 12:22 in our own lives: “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”
Isn’t it interesting that the king of Babylon seems more righteous than the king of Judah!?!? In truth, Nebuchadnezzar was just responding to Jeremiah’s message, which seemed seditious. But Jeremiah was simply speaking God’s word and giving God’s warning to the people. As a result, Nebuchadnezzar ends up doing God’s will without ever realizing it! “‘They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,’ says the Lord, ‘to deliver you’” (Jeremiah 1:19). Just another reminder that God keeps his promises!