Jeremiah became a prophet during the darkest of days in Judah’s history, leading up to her destruction by Babylon. Because of the difficult situation the people were in and the disobedience to God that was going to result in their destruction, Jeremiah wept a lot. He is called the weeping prophet. Though Jeremiah was a part of the priestly line, he never entered the priesthood. He is another example of God using ordinary and seemingly inferior people to do his great work.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.