The Consequences of Israel’s Disobedience

We’ve seen in Jeremiah chapter 2 that in spite of some good times in the past between the Lord and Israel, Israel rejected and forsook the Lord and attempted to exchange the living and real God for idols. And that kind of disobedience and idolatry has consequences. So, in Jeremiah 2:14-19 God details the devastating price that Israel…

Israel’s Unprecedented God-Swapping

God starts off Jeremiah 2 remembering better times between him and Israel. He then contrasts those good times to what he was experiencing with them currently — their rejecting and forsaking him. Worst of all, God accuses Israel of what we could call god-swapping. This was unheard of in ancient times – that a nation would leave its…

God Remembers Better Times With Israel

In Jeremiah 2:1-3 God reminisces about better times with his people. Two Metaphors Notice that the Lord gives two metaphors (or picturesque comparisons) for what Israel was to him at one point in their history. A Betrothed Wife First, Israel was like a betrothed wife to the Lord in Jeremiah 2:2. He recalls the kindness – the chesed or loyal covenant…