At the beginning of Zedekiah’s reign (Jer. 24:1, 8, 2 Kings 24:11-17) and certainly subsequent to the events and prophecies recorded in Jeremiah 27:1-28:17, Jeremiah delivered a scathing response to the backwards people among whom he dwelt. Furthermore, this message was of incalculable significance in that it, for the first time, foundationally disclosed the redemptive purpose of the Tribulation Period and, very specifically, the means and method of saving an elect remnant from total annihilation. Wonderfully, this message marks a theological pivot, a venturing into a strong and continuous message of redemption theretofore largely unexplained and thenceforth exceedingly expounded! But, before we explore the meaningful content of this message we need to consider the timeliness of its delivery.