The Specificity of Prophecy

Some Jews disobeyed the Lord and took Jeremiah against his will to Egypt where the Lord told them not to go, and they did that thinking they would escape the king of Babylon. However, the Lord told Jeremiah, “Take large stones in your hand, and hide them in the sight of the men of Judah, in the clay in the brick courtyard which is at the entrance to Pharaoh’s house in Tahpanhes; and say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will send and bring Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will set his throne above these stones that I have hidden. And he will spread his royal pavilion over them”‘” (Jeremiah 43:8-10).
Nebuchadnezzar would not know the location of the stones, nevertheless, on that very spot, he would put his throne, showing the disobedient Jews that they could not hide from him in Egypt, as they thought they could.
They insisted on disobedience to the Lord’s prohibition of going down to Egypt, so He pursued them there and punished them.
We cannot hide from the Lord.

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