The prophet Jeremiah was for most of his life poor, unpopular, insolated and persecuted. Jeremiah lived in Judah for forty years just before the people were exiled to Babylon, and his prophecies were collected in this book. One of his prophecies is simple: it is too late to avoid Gods discipline, so accept it and turn from your sins. After a time of punishment, God will restore Israel and Judah. Jeremiah often used figurative actions to communicate his message such a s shattering a clay jar to show how God would shatter Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Jeremiahs message were not well received.