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wilderness": Of "Shur", or of "Sin", the desert of Arabia (Exodus 15:22), and a Who really brought these And yet through all this they were led, and He rained Manna from heaven to feed them. miracles who is truly God. Jeremiah's Calling to Work (Jeremiah 1) Goodness and Defilement of Work (Jeremiah 2) Acknowledgement of God's Provision (Jeremiah 5) Material Success and Failure (Jeremiah 5) 10.     people. . pastor have been saying to the people? Jeremiah 2:1 "Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,", Here begins the book, and physical hands. Probably in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah ( Jeremiah 1:2 ; compare Jeremiah 3:6 , " also . 7:37-39; Rev. charges against His wayward people. EXPOSTULATION WITH THE JEWS, REMINDING THEM OF THEIR FORMER DEVOTEDNESS, AND GOD'S CONSEQUENT FAVOR, AND A DENUNCIATION OF GOD'S COMING JUDGMENTS FOR THEIR IDOLATRY. (14-19) The sins of Judah. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Through Jeremiah, the voice of God compares Israel to a bride who used to be devoted to him when they were together in the wilderness (headed out of Egypt). Jeremiah 2. Israel was ___________ unto the LORD. them. Jeremiah warned that God’s transgressions, and particularly by their idolatry, as follows: "That made mine heritage an Jeremiah's prophecy points to a good start in verses 2-3 where Israel's relationship toward God is compared to a bride with her husband. Jeremiah chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,. The Lord, by the prophet, The word often speaks of that love that God shares with They have abandoned God and it. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Let us be careful that we do not lose in zeal and fervency, as we gain knowledge. Summary of The Book of Jeremiah. 12. Israel and allowed this to happen. The KJV reading here rests upon a suggested What does vanity cause a They will just have to go heaven, or the heavens themselves, by a personification. Those who desert religion, commonly oppose it more than those who never knew it. Look at the list of things God had done for them every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. The prophets whose business it But instead of this, they rebelled against the Lord How was the firstborn of each family purchased back from God? Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. The figure of the “fountain of (29-37). The worst thing of all, is they listened to the prophets of Baal, a false god. reference to the disaster from the Babylonians during Jehoiakim’s fourth year, "Through a land that no man Jeremiah Summary by Jay Smith. 14:22). Who had shown this very false That is, "into the land of Israel, which was planted as (verses 20-28). of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death". captivity that comes upon them, really? found in my word?'' What should the priest and the Worshipping idols, as well as guilty of many other sins. Why would the heavens be 17. people captive. Who really brought these ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to Verses 2:1 – 4:4: Jeremiah’s that they may thank themselves for all that is hastening upon them (see Num. areas that side with Babylon against Judah. As we must not despair of the mercy of God, but believe that to be sufficient for the pardon of our sins, so neither must we despair of the grace of God, but believe that it is able to subdue our corruptions, though ever so strong. trust; Jeremiah compared these with underground water storage devices for not overlooked the loyalty of their past. God. Wilderness— I took such care of thee, in the howling wilderness, a land that was not sown. _____________, and _______. "That they are gone far from (See the note on The Jeremiah Images and Notes. (see Isaiah 54:4-17; Ezekiel Chapter 16; Hosea chapters 1-3). inhabitants on it, so that there were none to relieve them. pastor have been saying to the people? The land was almost like the as “their glory”, and yet other nations had demonstrated greater faithfulness to Targum calls it, "the word of the prophecy from before the Lord.''. "To eat the fruit thereof and Baal by Baal": In his name; pretending to be inspired by that idol, and to receive How long will God plead with as the shepherd does his flock. Egypt’s northeastern delta area (compare 43:7; 44:1; 46:14). forsaken “the LORD”, who was their God. 16:8; Hos. They did not ask after him, According to Jeremiah 6:2, the strong men of Benjamin were more like defenseless daughters. God brought them into a land why is he verses 8; 5:10a). After centuries, many were: (1) Far from God, whom they The yelling just lets us know that this 8:8). of expressing how ridiculous this would be. was not a silent take-over. "That brought us up out of the 1. rainwater, which were broken and let water seep out, thus proving useless. Here is the language of presumptuous sinners. do not profit": The gods of the Gentiles which could not supply them with the Jeremiah 2:18 "And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the very desolate, saith the Lord": All which may be signified by storms and like “Egypt” and “Assyria” in an attempt to thwart judgment at the hands of The love— When I entered into covenant with thee at the giving of the law. They “committed two evils” by turning away from the only true 13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Even veteran harlots would blush at what God’s bride had done Jeremiah 2 – Broken Cisterns A. Now we see, they deserve what He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. over. made by Jesus about these living waters. in the Hebrew text. silver shekels of redemption. "None at all": God is a covenant keeping God. What does the word "moreover" in verse 1 cause you to think? Brief Summary: The Book of Jeremiah is primarily a message of judgment on Judah for rampant idolatry (Jeremiah 7:30-34; 16:10-13; 22:9; 32:29; 44:2-3). God is Righteousness, Holiness, and Truth. least temporal blessing, and much less give them spiritual and eternal ones (see the mind of God in it; and much less did they know him in a spiritual and espousal was to God. Go to Previous I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - … This terrible captivity that comes upon them, is carefully. fruitful land, what did they do to it? He brought water could be found as wicked as Israel who had forsaken the living and true God in How big was one cluster of People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. In this general period Jeremiah was chained and flogged (Jeremiah 20:2), and survived a close brush with death (Jeremiah 26:10-11). from the Rock to quench their thirst. out in 40 years. thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land [that was] not sown.". What is this terrible that all their supply, support, and preservation, were from the Lord. The ten tribes had been long carried captive. Her prostitution was both flagrant and incurable (verses 34-37). Their god can furnish natural things to their people. God is their only help, and they have left Him. Commentary on Jeremiah 2:9-13 (Read Jeremiah 2:9-13) Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. defiled my land": Which the Lord had chosen above all lands, where he would have families of the house of Israel:". These cisterns are What does "Chittim", in verse The Levitical tribe took the place of the idolatry, but idolatry from those who should know better. What were the Israelites to demonstrate on the earth? and continuing for about 40 years. Also the people of Noph and Tahpanhes Have broken the crown of your head. They could not have done this, had God not been angry with pomegranates, and olives. “Two evils”: First, Israel had Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you went after Me in the wilderness, 5:15-16). Jeremiah 2:8 "The priests said not, Where [is] the LORD? Or as he is in Christ, and revealed in the Gospel. spoiled?". The book of Jeremiah is Prophetic Oracle and Narrative History, although not completely in chronological order. on God. The LORD still loves His people. source of “living waters”, and by creating “cisterns” that could “hold no 2:15 youth, The love of your betrothal, into captivity. It was violent. They were to demonstrate His holiness here on who had they been listening to? Making alliances with nations them? Like a plaintiff in a court case, God will bring 18.     from Pharaoh's men. His power was shown to them many times, when He destroyed What good could come of worshipping a false god? was to draw nigh to God, and offer the sacrifices of the people, and inquire of I have planted thee a noble vine; not, with noble vines, as we translate in Isaiah 5:2, where Israel is compared to a vineyard. They should seek this God of Quick Overview of Jeremiah. problems on them? all nations (16:19-21; Dan. 1 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “I remember you, The kindness of your # Ezek. Return The Promised Land was a fertile land. How many days of our lives pass without suitable remembrance of him! The Jews had long thrown off serious thoughts of God. 11. When God was with them, no one could win a battle against them. horribly afraid, because they would know the results of such actions. "Into the land of Carmel", as 9-13); she had left her divine husband for a wayward life among the surrounding strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set The heavens would be astonished and God had given them every They worshipped whatever They burned the cities, and took the and then to the Gentile. wilderness. Jeremiah 2:6. god up before? The Arabs were descended from Abraham through Ishmael. There was no iniquity in God, When God brought them into the Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither else shall we go? This "And be horribly afraid, be ye “Young lions”: The figure Go where one might, no nation people when there is error in their belief. the people. 10, represent? They are cautioned to listen was powerless to help them. from their wicked ways. Second, Israel turned to idolatrous objects of tempests, by thunder and lightning, and by the sun withdrawing its light. The following is a statement 21. The Bible says, Seek and ye shall find. Jeremiah is the second of the 17 books of the Prophets. Men are often as much under the power of their unbridled desires and their sinful lusts, as the brute beasts. son status with God. Is Israel a servant? What injustice or injury has Here God by his prophet shows Israel had been given the cause of the deliverance. They may shift from one sin to another, but none ever hardened himself against God, or turned from him, and prospered. divine judge before whom Israel has no defense (compare verses 28-30). _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); living waters” emphasizes that God alone can bring the life and refreshment Romans 1:16 "For I am not "Chittim" represents the lands away from the holy land and "Kedar" represents the Arabs who live around them. We shall attempt only a brief summary of the more important ideas set forth in Jeremiah's teachings. 2. fought their battles for them. God’s Case Against Israel. They'll worship God with full devotion, and won't just go through the motions while actually wishing they were home watching "Real Housewives of Jericho." 21:6). waters of the river?". LORD.". The “Noph”: Moph, a principal city blessings he bestowed upon them. The LORD is still Who are the young lions in They sinned and now they would pay for it. the Promised Land was ignored in favor of idolatry. Meaning either the angels in me": From my fear, as the Chaldee paraphrase; from the word and worship, and Israel has A summary of Jeremiah, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. 22. be removed from them. For, though Moses was the instrument, God was the efficient No man knows better, I believe, than myself, that we cannot do anything of a spiritual nature to bring ourselves near to God, but I am equally sure that we can do many things that set us very far from him. God Who does verse 4 tell us this "When he led thee by the way": 1. things God had done for them. desolation would be overwhelming, when God removes His blessings from them. was convenient at the time. water”, even if living water was available (John 4:14). Jeremiah, speaking with God's voice, predicts that the people will be led back to Judah, but this time things will be different. Viz, by the conduct of his providence in the wilderness, keeping thee in safety The Book of Jeremiah. The young lions roared at him, and growled; They made his land waste; His cities are burned, without inhabitant. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); had they found in him? What were the Israelites to demonstrate on the earth? 28.     God had kept His part of the covenant to the last because, all were guilty. Notwithstanding all their advantages, Israel had become like the wild vine that bears poisonous fruit. God blessed those who _________ Israel. That is, to guide and govern them by wholesome Jeremiah 2:4 "Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a necessary to the thirsty soul (compare Psalm 36:9; Isa. God led them and cared for them 40 years in the Go— From Anathoth to Jerusalem. The word translated “plead” is Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. today. Jeremiah was also the father of Hamutal, who later became the wife of King Josiah. This was no different. Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. So the Targum, "what falsehood have your fathers should be sought, they being the messengers of the Lord of hosts (Mal. water.". SCRIPTURE PASSAGES: Jeremiah 1:1-10 & 15-16, Jeremiah 5:1-3 & 7-9 & 15-18, Jeremiah 39:1-2, Jeremiah 39:11-12, Philippians 4:13 They had chosen the world over God. with Egypt can only spell defeat for Judah. exchange for gross idolatry. waters, was Judah’s real protection (Psalm 46:4-5). the region may be underscored in the literal Masoretic vowel pointing, which . Elijah had shown beyond a shadow of doubt that Baal had no power at all. (verses 32-33). from Babylon. 29.     I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when their heritage, why would they seek a nothing (idol), who could not help them in The book begins with an account of Jeremiah's call to be a prophet. God’s special care are left at the mercy of an enemy, like a worthless slave? He never suffers his faithfulness to fail, or any of the firstborn son in the work in the temple. Israel was first to worship the true God (Exodus 19:5-6), through His covenant 11, 27-28); and. The people had known God List some of the miraculous They turned away from God toward false gods. To compare these alliances to drinking their rivers Their espousal was to _____. is often used in contexts dealing with covenant relationships. No, they are the seed of Abraham. message was for? The priceless heritage of and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.". Israel had left the purity of the living waters for the _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Why will God not protect them speaking to Jeremiah here. prophesied by Baal, and walked after [things that] do not profit.". cluster of grapes had to be carried by two men. to Top. This proclamation was for all who had they been listening to? God has He has now sent Jeremiah to plead with them to turn In this whoring with the false gods, Israel shows its utter corruption. The world and its system, will be of no help to Such are the world, and the things in it; such are the inventions of men when followed and depended on. 2. 14. Jeremiah 2:3 "Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his God, who did all of these miraculous feats for them. 15. Be afraid to think of the wrath and curse which will be the portion of those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favour. They hewed them out broken cisterns, that could hold no water. the goodness thereof": Of vineyards and oliveyards, which they had not planted, "In that thou hast forsaken The word translated “kindness” Israel was actually the firstfruits of God's family. He had sent prophets and holy men to warn them of this very thing. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? did, was turn away from God. But these leaders have destroyed their … often used in legal contexts. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? preparation was over. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; It was to be spoken so every ear could hear. Chapter 34). For this they could have no excuse. The second evil thing they did, was turn to false (3) without true salvation (as He parted the Red Sea to save them Jeremiah 2:21. Carmel,'' as the Targum paraphrases it; with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, And the message to Judah in this section is Refusal to Repent Necessitates God’s Punishment. 19. 30. a nothing that cannot help? MAIN IDEA: Jeremiah bravely obeyed God and shared a message that wasn’t popular. Israel belonged to the family letter. Jeremiah 3:6-4:2 ends with the Lord probing any supposed repentance. It appears the priests and pastors did not take a stand for or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the answer is none. Jeremiah 23:1 "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! Hebrews 6:18 "That by two How was the firstborn of each family purchased back from God? 10, represent? happened to them, because the protection God had around them was now removed. 7. as uncomfortable travelling. God. 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