Jeremiah 22:16 Index
"He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD."
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" . . . was not this to know me? . . . " (Jeremiah 9:23; Jeremiah 9:24)

  • In contrast with his son, Josiah did not seek greatness through secular accomplishment. His greatness was found in his fellowship with the Lord and that fellowship was revealed by Josiah's justice and mercy toward "the cause of the poor and needy" (Micah 6:8; Matthew 25:34-40). (4BC 437)
  • This scripture pictures the work of those who manufacture and who sell intoxicating liquor. Their business means robbery. For the money they receive, no equivalent is returned. Every dollar they add to their gains has brought a curse to the spender. (MH 337)
  • The houses of liquor dealers are built with the wages of unrighteousness, and upheld by violence and oppression. (Te 27)
  • At the very time messages of impending doom were urged upon princes and people, their ruler, Jehoiakim, who should have been a wise spiritual leader, foremost in confession of sin and in reformation and good works, was spending his time in selfish pleasure. (PK 429)