Jeremiah’s Lament Psalm (Jeremiah 17:12-18)

In Jeremiah 17:12-18 we hear from Jeremiah himself. Praising God’s Character (Jeremiah 17:12) He starts by praising the Lord in Jeremiah 17:12. 12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. Well, what is this “place of our sanctuary” that Jeremiah speaks of? He identifies it in Jeremiah 17:13. 13…

Unjust Acquisition of Wealth (Jeremiah 17:11)

Jeremiah 17:11 highlights a category of sin that Judah was committing and which God will now rebuke – the unjust acquisition and hoarding of riches. 11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that [getteth/gathers] riches, and [not by right/unjustly], shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at…

The Wickedness of the Heart (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

At this point we get to one of the most well-known passages in the book of Jeremiah – Jeremiah 17:9. 9 The [heart/human mind] is deceitful [above/more than] [all/any] things, and [desperately/incurably] [wicked/sick/bad]: who can [know/understand] it? 10 I the LORD search the [heart/mind], I [try/test/examine] the [reins/mind/hearts], even to give every man according to…

Irreversible Generational Sin (Jeremiah 17:1-4)

The Lord exposes Judah’s nearly-irreversible sin in Jeremiah 17:1-4. Hard Hearts Indelibly Etched with Sin (Jeremiah 17:1) Jeremiah 17:1 ¶ The sin of Judah is [written/engraved] with a [pen/stylus/chisel] of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the [table/tablet] of their heart, [i.e., hearts hard as stone] and upon the horns…