JEREMIAH CHAPTER 22: GODLY LIVING, WHAT IT IS.
Are we godly living? What shows?
This message, I suppose, is given before the message found in chapter 21 since it includes so much of warnings whereas chapter 21 is almost fulfillment of the ‘threats’ of this chapter. The chapter precisely has warnings of the three kings of Judah and who are directly sons of King Josiah except Jehoiachin who was the son of Kong Jehoiakim. We open the chapter with God instructing the prophet to visit the palace and speak the word from there (The reign by then was of King Jehoiakim) and the word is just a warning of what was going to happen to these kings and the remedy for it, ie initiating justice and living a godly life( Verses 1-4). And calamity would be inevitable following the failure to observe the way of escape (V.5). The Lord adds that even though things were well then and the palace was shinning, their doom would be inescapable unless change of conduct was initiated (V.6-9).