The famine: Jeremiah's intercession
Chapter 14 refers to a
famine which took place in the land. The desolation of
Jerusalem by the sword and by famine is again declared.
But observe here the touching intercession of verses 7-9;
and again in verses 17-22, the deep affliction of the
Spirit of Christ which expresses itself in the prophet's
mouth. "For in all their affliction he was
afflicted." Observe also another element of their
condition, pointed out by the Apostle Peter, and by the
Lord Himself, with reference to the last
daysnamely, false prophets.