Two Baskets of Figs


Time is calling for a line to be drawn once again.?The grey will be attracted to the white or the black. The weak will be consumed. The indecisive will succumb to the loudest voice. The feeble and the spineless will be bent over.

The plumb line is readied to measure the oppressors.

The sifting of the planted has begun.

Where will you be found when time calls your name?

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Jeremiah 24
Baskets of Figs and the Returnees

1 After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken Jeconiah [who was also called Coniah and Jehoiachin] the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah [along] with the craftsmen and smiths into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, the?Lord?showed me [in a vision] two baskets of figs set before the temple of the?Lord.?2?One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are the first to ripen; but the other basket had very bad figs, so rotten that they could not be eaten.?3?Then the?Lord?said to me, ?What do you see, Jeremiah?? And I said, ?Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad?figs, very bad, so rotten that they cannot be eaten.?

4?Again the word of the?Lord?came to me, saying,?5??Thus says the?Lord, the God of Israel, ?Like these good figs, so I will regard as good the captives of Judah, whom I have sent from this place into the land of the Chaldeans.?6?For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and I will build them up and not overwhelm them, and I will plant them and not uproot them.?7?I will give them a heart to know Me, [understanding fully] that I am the?Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

8??And as for the bad figs, which are so rotten that they cannot be eaten,? surely thus says the?Lord, ?so I will abandon Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes, and the remnant of Jerusalem who remain in this land and those who live in the land of Egypt.?9?I will make them a focus of ridicule?and?disappointment [tossed back and forth] among all the kingdoms of the earth, a [notorious] disgrace, a byword, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.?10?I will send the sword, famine and virulent disease among them until they are consumed from the land which I gave to them and to their fathers.??