1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

"Pray not thou for this people"

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Berean, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Berean

    Berean Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    817
    Ratings:
    +1
    Jer 7: 16
    Therefore pray not thou for these people, neither lift up cry or prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.


    Is this scripture addressed to Israel specifically or does it have a contemporary application? What does it mean?
     
  2. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Messages:
    10,295
    Ratings:
    +0
    Both. Certainly it is directed to and only for Israel, but it does give us some better understanding of the God we call on. He is not always full of grace. Judgment is also part of his nature. There is an end to his patients.
     
  3. percho

    percho Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,960
    Ratings:
    +59
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Jeremiah was being told by God to not pray for the Judeans of his day for he is about to send them into captivity. Especially the leaders. God is tearing down the house (throne) of David because of the idolatry of the people. Some will return after Seventy years. The house of Israel had been gone for over a hundred years and have not yet returned.
     
  4. MichaelBuckingham

    MichaelBuckingham New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Ratings:
    +0
    Amen to that! But if in doubt always pray!
     
  5. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Ratings:
    +0
    Old David didn't have a problem not praying for some people. He wanted God to bust 'em in the chops.

    Psalm58:6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

    Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
     
  6. Amy.G

    Amy.G New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Ratings:
    +1
    It was written to Israel, but it also means that once God has pronounced judgment, no prayer will stop it.
     
  7. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    13,482
    Ratings:
    +1,738
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Chapter 6 shows why this takes place;

    30Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.

    Like many today they thought they were okay....the false prophets of their day told them peace peace....when there was no peace...like Joel Osteen and the word of faith heretics in our day.

    They did not think they need to repent.....they thought they could just place their faith in a false message......rather than the elect remnant whom God promised he would preserve....with a God given faith.
     
Loading...