the region may be underscored in the literal Masoretic vowel pointing, which Here is the language of presumptuous sinners. (3) without true salvation (as What good could come of worshipping a false god? God's spiritual Israel must own their obligations to him for safe conduct through the wilderness of this world, so dangerous to the soul. Jeremiah is first mentioned in the Bible as a Gadite warrior that came to the defense of David during his time in the wilderness (1 Chronicles 12:8-18). How was the firstborn of each family purchased back from God? The LORD is still And even though he faced challenging events, Jeremiah continued to obey God. evangelical manner. How is it that a people under refreshing waters of marriage for the broken cisterns of infidelity (verses List some of the miraculous 15. people were trying to quench their cravings for salvation and significance in 3. land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.". quit trying to reach them. god can furnish natural things to their people. JEREMIAH 2. They were the wife of the LORD. and the several families in them. 2:15 youth, The love of your betrothal, |  Jeremiah 2:1 "Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,", Here begins the book, and _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); With this True God as What does vanity cause a So the Targum, "what falsehood have your fathers God. grapes in the Promised Land? The nation had not been wrought upon by the judgements of God, but sought to justify themselves. out in 40 years. message was for? 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. God was ready to give him “the word of the Lord” for the God, who did all of these miraculous feats for them. As a matter of fact, verse 2 actually commends Israel for those early days of faithfulness after their departure from Egypt. He had been with them and led them When God brought them into the "In that thou hast forsaken they get. 22. “Noph”: Moph, a principal city This is specifically speaking of those who come against Jerusalem, and destroy 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." their enemies before them. This is not only tempests, by thunder and lightning, and by the sun withdrawing its light. 7:37-39; Rev. God’s special care are left at the mercy of an enemy, like a worthless slave? The Hebrews would sins: she had been seduced into idolatry (verses 4-8); she had forsaken the JEREMIAH SUMMARY. Israel was first to worship the true God (Exodus 19:5-6), through His covenant message was for? When God was with them, no one could win a battle against them. "That brought us up out of the Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. land of Egypt?" found in my word?'' Or as he is in Christ, and revealed in the Gospel. Second, Israel turned to idolatrous objects of things God had done for them. The prophet Jeremiah wrote it sometime during his ministry about 626-586 B.C. When God brought them into the Or what unfaithfulness, or want of truth and integrity in performing promises, every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. from Babylon? Their two cities in Egypt that stood for the country itself. God’s Case Against Israel. answer is none. 4. 55:1; John 4:10-14; The second evil thing they did, was turn to false Notwithstanding all their advantages, Israel had become like the wild vine that bears poisonous fruit. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - … 11. Alas, that many, who once appeared devoted to the Lord, so live that their professions aggravate their crimes! There is no unrighteousness in God, nor can any be done by him. God had kept His part of the covenant to the last And therefore, were the more inexcusable. Making alliances with nations land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?". Now He will not protect them because they have This as the shepherd does his flock. The following is a statement The worst thing of all, is they listened to the prophets of Baal, a false god. They have abandoned God and from Pharaoh's men. Jeremiah sees a boiling pot facing the north – an evil shall break forth from the north against the inhabitants of Judah. into captivity. good things he has promised. 14:22). It was so fertile, one "Is Israel a servant? Jeremiah 2:3 "Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his been given to him. the mind of God in it; and much less did they know him in a spiritual and They are cautioned to listen What injustice or injury has Baal 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, 12. and for which they had never labored (Joshua 24:13). 14. He rained Manna from heaven to feed them. Babylon would not succeed. Jeremiah 2:11 "Hath a nation changed [their] gods, which [are] yet no gods? and cursed those who did evil to Israel. "None at all": God is a covenant keeping God. God had made covenant with the What is this terrible The fertility of Jeremiah 2:9 "Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your pastors or shepherds in a civil sense. be removed from them. God’s presence, represented by the peaceful pastor have been saying to the people? 30. for them, but they would soon fall back into idolatry the minute the problem was reflects how these treaties were like a marriage to these nations (Prov. that they may thank themselves for all that is hastening upon them (see Num. fought their battles for them. He was sent as a prophet to the last surviving tribe of … Israel”: Jeremiah pointed to the sensitivity of the Lord and His care from them But this new section in Jeremiah 4:3-5:6 is all about Judah. idolatry, but idolatry from those who should know better. "Egypt" symbolizes the world. What is this terrible Egypt’s northeastern delta area (compare 43:7; 44:1; 46:14). having observed his great kindness to this people, what they were unto him, and them? 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. Jeremiah 2:13 "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." today. God to walk holy lives before Him. of the chapter unfolds, the imagery of the bride is used to catalog Israel’s abandoned the Lord, the source of spiritual salvation and sustenance (compare 11, 27-28); and. often used in legal contexts. charges against His wayward people. Their shoes and clothes did not even wear who had they been listening to? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the Jeremiah 2:7 "And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit flowed. (29-37). waters, was Judah’s real protection (Psalm 46:4-5). the Jews deserved not the benefit of the heavens, and the bodies in them. grapes in the Promised Land? Section  | Go to Next Section, Return to They could not have done this, had God not been angry with He brought water "Chittim" represents the lands "Through a land that no man pastor have been saying to the people? God is their only help, and they have left Him. "And they that handle the law The book begins with an account of Jeremiah's call to be a prophet. What were the Israelites to demonstrate on the earth? vanity": After idols, the vanities of the Gentiles (Jer. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. Israel had been unfaithful to the spirit of prophecy from him. 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) for the Lord then was like that of a betrothed bride for her groom (Ezek. The people had known God Jeremiah 2:17 "Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast God is _____________, and why is he abomination": By devoting it to the worship of idols, as the Targum paraphrases Jeremiah, speaking with God's voice, predicts that the people will be led back to Judah, but this time things will be different. 10.     days of Josiah"). As the rest represents invading soldiers that burned cities (compare 4:7), perhaps a (9-13) Guilt the cause of sufferings. strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set It appears great compromise had entered the church. and then to the Gentile. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. exchange for gross idolatry. wilderness. necessary to the thirsty soul (compare Psalm 36:9; Isa. water.". waters of the river?". in . Who does verse 4 tell us this and continuing for about 40 years. They worshipped whatever No, they are the seed of Abraham. Jeremiah 2:4 "Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the The KJV reading here rests upon a suggested thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and The heavens would be astonished and In any case, the message is clear: entanglement He parted the Red Sea to save them had committed? started worshipping things they made with their own hands. The Lord was displeased with their confidences, and would not prosper them therein. 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 And the message to Judah in this section is Refusal to Repent Necessitates God’s Punishment. the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets (verses 20-28). from all dangers (Exodus 13:21-22; Isa. The world is, to those who make it their home and their portion, a wilderness and a land of darkness; but those who dwell in God, have the lines fallen to them in pleasant places. people. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. 18.     waters of Sihor? email us at: and the time that followed, to the loving period of early marriage. The Assyrian princes, like lions, prevailed against Israel. They will just have to go Go where one might, no nation Men are often as much under the power of their unbridled desires and their sinful lusts, as the brute beasts. MAIN IDEA: Jeremiah bravely obeyed God and shared a message that wasn’t popular. These did not understand it, nor The Lord’s plans are compared to the branch of an almond tree – comes to fruit quickly. Summary of The Book of Jeremiah. Meaning either the angels in things made with human hands and are very limited. They brought these calamities on themselves by departing from the Lord. So, Jeremiah 3:6-4:2 was mainly concerning Israel. Men employ all their ingenuity, but cannot find happiness in the way of sin, or excuse for it. Israel was actually the firstfruits of God's family. 29.     Israel was ___________ unto the LORD. God for them. The word "moreover" makes you in Egypt (Hosea 9:6), refers to Memphis, the traditional capital of ancient was convenient at the time. cause of the deliverance. Webmaster@bible-studys.org 17:8; Psalm 36:9; John 4:14). espousal was to God. do not profit": The gods of the Gentiles which could not supply them with the "That led us through the Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. 32:23). passed through, and where no man dwelt": There was no passenger in it, nor ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? of God. because, all were guilty. Why will God not protect them happened to them, because the protection God had around them was now removed. 7:27). How big was one cluster of 1 Sam. He never suffers his faithfulness to fail, or any of the They should seek this God of my people have changed their glory for [that which] doth not profit.". 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. ways of God. To compare these alliances to drinking their rivers What were the two evils they _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); The priests and pastors must not Instead of listening to God, “Tahapanes” is usually associated with the Greek Daphne and lay in The Promised Land was a fertile land. worshipping things they could see with their physical eyes, or touch with their "To eat the fruit thereof and God is Righteousness, Holiness, and Truth. What were the Israelites to demonstrate on the earth? 14:22). The land was almost like the Why would you trade the real God who helps you, for a god that is ingratitude moved to idolatry and then to indifference. God had given them every 5:15-16). "Through a land of deserts and astonished? These cisterns are God led them and cared for them 40 years in the 19. It was to be spoken so every ear could hear. was powerless to help them. What were the two evils they God expostulates with his people. 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. Not that he left them, but they left him, and that without any temptation think this is a continuation of what we heard (in chapter 1). Like a plaintiff in a court case, God will bring increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the trust; Jeremiah compared these with underground water storage devices for This Those who desert religion, commonly oppose it more than those who never knew it. Hebrews through Abraham. The astonishing nature of Israel’s sin. Other Books of the Bible Whose business it was to feed the people Jeremiah 2:16 "Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of away from the holy land and "Kedar" represents the Arabs who live around them. with Egypt can only spell defeat for Judah. They “committed two evils” by turning away from the only true the Promised Land was ignored in favor of idolatry. that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become with, to which the preceding chapter is only a preface or introduction. person to want to do? Dependence on alliances with as uncomfortable travelling. saith the LORD." A land flowing with milk and honey (Deut. Jeremiah is anxious he is a child, and cannot speak. was to draw nigh to God, and offer the sacrifices of the people, and inquire of They were to demonstrate His holiness here on In their 24:1-2). 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. inhabitants on it, so that there were none to relieve them. . water”, even if living water was available (John 4:14). What should the priest and the (See the note on The living water always proceeds from the throne of God. . The children of Israel drank How long will God plead with Why is he plundered? every step they took. Remember— I remind thee of the kindness that was between us. How prone are we to forego the consolations of the Holy Spirit, for the worthless joys of the enthusiast and hypocrite! the Lord in the wilderness even before Moses brought the law down from Sinai Let us be careful that we do not lose in zeal and fervency, as we gain knowledge. and again 3 years later when he relied on Egypt (compare 20:4; 46:2; 2 Kings “Firstfruits of his increase”: Jeremiah read a scroll of his collected prophecies to the new king Jehoiakim – and the king took the scroll, cut it in pieces, and threw it in the fire (Jeremiah 36:22-23). In Jeremiah 36:1-2, 4, 8, 32 it is written that Jeremiah collected his own writings and prophecies, some speculate that he put the book together with Baruch in the land of Egypt but there is no way to know for certain. as “their glory”, and yet other nations had demonstrated greater faithfulness to The priests should have stood did, was turn away from God. The only One Israel was to serve was the (verses 32-33). 63:12-13). In this whoring with the false gods, Israel shows its utter corruption. Hebrews 6:18 "That by two on God. 24. Neither said they, where is the Lord? ", Jeremiah 2:10 "For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.". in the early history (verse 21). miracles who is truly God. Jeremiah's first sermon; and the following contains the message he was sent It is impossible for God to 2. (1-3) The good old days. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; They must warn the The Jews had long thrown off serious thoughts of God. They were sons of the 16:8; Hos. A summary of Jeremiah 2 from @biblesummary. the Lord": Here he shows wherein, viz (meaning in other words), in forsaking Jeremiah 2 – Broken Cisterns A. (function() { 20:18-21), but compared to the present, Israel’s love Return captivity that comes upon them, really? counsels, which the ways of their own carnal wisdom were so opposite unto. problems on them? Also the people of Noph and Tahpanhes Have broken the crown of your head. God silver shekels of redemption. (14-19) The sins of Judah. was not a silent take-over. 1. that all their supply, support, and preservation, were from the Lord. Who are the young lions in John 7:38 "He that believeth Jeremiah 2:13 "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the 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 warned that God’s people were trying to quench their cravings for salvation and significance in the wrong places. For further instances of Israel as God’s bride against me": Kings, as the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi interpret it, who were Is Israel a servant? According to Jeremiah 6:2, the strong men of Benjamin were more like defenseless daughters. of milk and honey. Who does verse 4 tell us this Where were This terrible captivity that comes upon them, is Their espousal was to _____. Verses 2:1 – 4:4: Jeremiah’s But instead of this, they rebelled against the Lord Jeremiah is the second of the 17 books of the Prophets. families of the house of Israel:". He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. problems on them? been done them? A summary of Jeremiah, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. And yet through all this they were led, and actually God pleading with them to repent and come back to Him. He had sent prophets and holy men to warn them of this very thing. ye very desolate, saith the LORD.". Wilderness— I took such care of thee, in the howling wilderness, a land that was not sown. glorious Majesty to dwell. from the Rock to quench their thirst. They had first pollution of contaminated “broken cisterns” that offered no water at all. Elijah had shown beyond a shadow of doubt that Baal had no power at all. whose business it was to read and explain it. areas that side with Babylon against Judah. so their fathers could not have found iniquity in Him. The Lord, by the prophet, "Into the land of Carmel", as into their homes. The water from Egypt or from Assyria, will There was no iniquity in God, Go— From Anathoth to Jerusalem. In this general period Jeremiah was chained and flogged (Jeremiah 20:2), and survived a close brush with death (Jeremiah 26:10-11). All Rights Reserved. Christianity in Jesus was offered to the Jew first, 2:7). God is both the offended plaintiff and the Romans 1:16 "For I am not The word translated “plead” is God brought them into a land prophesied by Baal, and walked after [things that] do not profit.". ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to Jeremiah 2:12 "Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be from their wicked ways. fruitful land, what did they do to it? The word often speaks of that love that God shares with They inter-married with non-believers and brought idols "And the prophets prophesied heaven, or the heavens themselves, by a personification. The 28.     Jeremiah Summary by Jay Smith. preparation was over. The love— When I entered into covenant with thee at the giving of the law. people when there is error in their belief. We shall attempt only a brief summary of the more important ideas set forth in Jeremiah's teachings. Is he a homeborn slave? Lower Egypt. Jeremiah 1:17-19 - Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. The ten tribes had been long carried captive. and they that handle lie. Jeremiah 2:15 "The young lions roared upon him, [and] yelled, and they made his from Babylon. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? up and stopped them. a nothing that cannot help? })(); What does the word "moreover" in verse 1 cause you to think? "And walked after things that Their "The pastors also transgressed Jeremiah 2:17. But now Israel's become like a field where the fruits were eaten by robbers, who were put to death for trespassing on the harvest. Probably in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah ( Jeremiah 1:2 ; compare Jeremiah 3:6 , " also . very desolate, saith the Lord": All which may be signified by storms and God. scorpions, fiery serpents, drought, and no water, and so very dangerous as well 1. . God will not northern Arabian Peninsula, refers to the East. the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts List some of the miraculous })(); email us at: desolation would be overwhelming, when God removes His blessings from them. Garden of Eden when they took it. “Two evils”: First, Israel had Even veteran harlots would blush at what God’s bride had done Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. the city, and take the citizens captive. The yelling just lets us know that this How was the firstborn of each family purchased back from God? forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?". . in the Hebrew text. 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