Now we come to a slight transition in the book of Jeremiah. Accompanying the transition is a specific mission at a specific location prompted by the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord (vs.1). We are not told the exact date of this oracle; however, if it is the same occasion that’s recorded in Jeremiah 26, it occurred “in the beginning of the reign of” Jehoiakim (26:1). But that may simply be another temple sermon delivered at a subsequent time. But while the date is in question the location is not.
Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. (Lk. 4:31)
At first glance this verse may seem simply informational; however, upon considering its immediate context it’s rather astonishing. The formerly marveling hometown crowd (vs.22) turned murderous and sought to make the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry become the end by throwing him over a cliff (vs. 28-29). Despite their anger and effort, Jesus miraculously escaped their clutches, passed through the midst of them, and went His way (vs.30). The question then becomes: what did He do next?