Jeremiah 45: The Righteous Also Have Trials

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 165

Jeremiah 45 is a revelation to Baruch, the scribe who wrote Jeremiah’s revelations and read them on the steps of the temple in the days of King Jehoiakim. Apparently, Baruch had hoped the Lord would take away his trials and troubles because he did the Lord’s work. The Lord, however, promised him no deliverance from trials, only that he would not die in the near future.We too should remember that we cannot expect that just because we are living right the Lord will take away trials, persecution, and other difficult experiences. Like those who have been true and faithful to the Lord since the beginning of time, we must be faithful in good times and in bad.