BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 26, Day 2: Select Passages From Jeremiah 2-29
Jeremiah 2:23-25; 3:13: Idol worphip, adultery, disobeyed God.
Jeremiah 5:13, 30-31, 23:10b-11: Prophets preach falsehoods and rule by their own authority rather than God’s. The prophets use their power unjustly. They are wicked and godless.
Jeremiah 5:26-28; 7:5-11: People have become deceitful, commit evil deeds, do not seek justice, do not promote the case of the fatherless, and they do not defend the poor. They shed innocent blood. They follow other gods. The people steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury,[a] burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known. They are a den of robbers.
b) To acknowledge their guilt before the Lord so that they can receive forgiveness. And, to understand their sins so that they can work to correct them and not continue to make them.
c) I think He has helped me to become more aware of patterns in my sins and worked to help me correct them.
4a) Jeremiah was in pain and anguish over the people’s sins. He longs for them to repent. He feels crushed. He mourns over them. Horror grips him. He weeps day and night over their sins. Their sins overwhelm him.
b) They can stick to what the Bible says about sin and judgment and not put their own spin on things. Christians should not judge others based on their sins, either.
5) The Lord yearns to forgive His people if they just turn to Him. He does not want to punish, but does so to teach them a lesson. He loves deeply and will do anything for His people if they simply obey Him.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 26, Day 2: Select Passages From Jeremiah 2-29
There is something about the analogy of me being like clay in God’s hands that I love. He molds me; He’s in control; He can change me.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 26, Day 2: Select Passages From Jeremiah 2-29
In total, there are 14 messages Jeremiah delivers to the people of the coming judgment.
Idolatry was the main sin, along with Israel’s leaders who failed to lead and were corrupt themselves.
God always offers a chance to come back to Him.
God can do what He pleases with us at any moment in time. He can show mercy or show judgment.
God responds to our choices.
God’s people believed no harm could come to them because they were God’s people. They wanted to believe the happy prophecies of the false prophets. God points out here this is not so.
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