In between the Apostle Paul’s First and Second letter to Timothy we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Jeremiah.
Proverbs 16, Proverbs of Solomon. God looks at the heart, take heed and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not men.
Jeremiah 18, Jeremiah went to the potter’s house and learned the importance of the potter and the clay. God’s warning was rejected by the people and Jeremiah was persecuted.
Jeremiah 19. It is getting worse. Jeremiah bought a clay jar, went to the valley of Hinnon, later called Gehenna, proclaimed disaster over Judah and Jerusalem over their offerings to Baal or Molech and broke the clay jar to signify how big the disaster was going to be.