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…

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…

Spiritual and Sexual Immorality Call for Punishment

In Jeremiah 5:7-9 God declares that Judah’s spiritual and sexual immorality call for his punishment. The Lord gives with a rhetorical question that’s intended to justify his threatening of punishment for Judah in Jeremiah 5:7. Judah’s Immorality Why — you ask — is God not willing to pardon Judah? Because that nation was committing both spiritual…

God Is Moved to Receive a Repentant Israel from Exile

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.…