Does God issue any commands?
- The children of Benjamin were told to flee Jerusalem and blow the trumpet in Tekoa and to set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem because of the evil that was coming out of the north.
- God told the people to return to the paths of righteousness so that they would find rest for their souls but the people responded by refusing His offer.
Does God make any promises?
- Jerusalem's palaces would be destroyed.
- The inhabitants of the land would be taken both young and old.
- Everyone would call the captives "reprobate silver" because the LORD had rejected them.
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- This passage describes the paths of righteousness just as the psalms do. Jesus is the Shepherd that leads on the paths of righteousness. He also preached to the crowds that the gate is straight and the way is narrow that one must enter and follow. That is the path of righteousness and that "way" is Jesus and Jesus only.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- God compares the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman. In Revelation He compares her to a bride adorned in wedding attire.