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…

Refusal to Repent Necessitates God’s Punishment

This post will start our study in Jeremiah 4:3-5:6. The Larger Context Jeremiah 4:3-5:6 falls within the larger section that encompasses most of Jeremiah 3, all of Jeremiah 4, 5, and 6. The main message of that section as I’ve said before is that God Has Been Forsaken, But Judah Is Unshaken by their utter turning…

An Introduction to Jeremiah 3:6 to 4:2

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…

What is the Message of the Book of Jeremiah?

So how would you summarize all of what we’ve considered in the summaries of Jeremiah 1-6, 7-20, 21-26, 27-29, 30-35, and 36-52? In other words, what is the book of Jeremiah really about? Punishment? Is it about punishment? It is. But there’s more to it than that. After all, we see in Jeremiah 36-52 that both Ebed-Melech and Baruch are…