From Intercession to Accusation (Jeremiah 15)

Since Jeremiah 15 shares a section with the 14th chapter of that same book, a review of Jeremiah 14 is in order here. In Jeremiah 14 we saw Jeremiah three times intercede for his people who were under the condemnation of God for their constant rebellion against him. And though we saw Jeremiah interceding three times, we…

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…

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…