As we enter Jeremiah 7:1-26 we’ve finished a major section of the book of Jeremiah that ran from Jeremiah 3:6 to Jeremiah 6:30. So now we pick up a new major section which runs from Jeremiah 7:1 to the end of Jeremiah 10.
In this Jeremiah 6 summary we’ll study the entirety of Jeremiah 6:1-30. And that means that we’re finishing up the section in Jeremiah that started back in Jeremiah 3:6 and ends with Jeremiah 6:30. In our first post in this section we saw God comparing the sins of both Israel and Judah. He concluded that Israel […]
What the prophet discovers in Jeremiah 5:3-5 is that all Judah – from the greatest to the least of them – refuse to repent.
God gives Israel (and the over-hearing residents of Judah) a model of repentance in Jeremiah 3:19-25. So now God follows that up by emphasizing that any repentance that hopes to result in God’s blessings must bear fruit in the lives of those who exercise it. Sincerity of Repentance Probed God first probes the sincerity of repentance (Jeremiah 4:1). […]
Jeremiah 3:14-18 declare God’s promised blessings for exiled Israel if they turn from their sin and back to him. Then the Lord follows that up in Jeremiah 4:19-25 where he gives a template or model of repentance. He wants it to be clear to Israel as far as what he’s looking for from them. God’s Initiating Desire to Bless […]
We’ve seen that God compared Israel’s sin to Judah’s in Jeremiah 3. Based on that comparison God was moved to offer forgiveness to Israel if they repented. And if Israel were to repent, God promises blessings for them in Jeremiah 3:14-18, which is what we’ll study in this post. Restoration to the Land The first […]
To summarize Jeremiah 3:6-10, Judah didn’t take the warning that was available to her from God’s punitive dealings with Israel. And because that was the case, in Jeremiah 3:11-14 God is moved to received a repentant Israel. Israel Is Less Guilty Than Judah Jeremiah 3:11 has God reaching the conclusion that Israel is less guilty than Judah. […]
In Jeremiah 3:6-10 we see that Judah did not learn from Israel’s sin and subsequent punishment. Israel had been exiled by the Babylonians for a while at the time that Jeremiah was ministering. And the reason that they were exiled was due to their sin. And although Judah should have seen and learned from Israel’s […]
Jeremiah 3:6-4:2 is a sub-section of a broader section which spans from Jeremiah 3:6-6:30. As I mentioned elsewhere I think we can summarize this unit of text in the book of Jeremiah as Future Restoration, Current Punishment. That’s what we’re reading about in Jeremiah 3:6-6:30. Jeremiah 3:6 – 6:30 Is One Major Unit Jeremiah 6:30 is the end of […]