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Jeremiah: Judgment and Restoration, Part XIII

"Jeremiah was forbidden to marry and to participate in the normal joys and sorrows of his people. These deprivations made his life a picture of the terrible fate that awaited the nation. His withdrawal from normal life was a reminder that Yahweh had withdrawn from the life of his people." - Thompson. Jeremiah lost all social and psychological security. He was cut off from all human support systems. He was alone in the world. God was his only support.

This withdrawal of God involved the withdrawal of his:
a. Peace (shallom)-the totality of well-being and the restoration of God's order.
b. Covenant devotion (hesed)-God's devotion to and loving care for his covenant people, Judah.
c. Compassion (rahamim)-mercy and patience.