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Analysis Of The Book Of Jeremiah In The Bible

787 words - 4 pages

Savannah Sanders
Mr. Hooten
Bible 2
7 March 2014

Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin.

False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it. Jeremiah obeyed him and rebuked them for their idolatry, and their outrageous manners. Jeremiah said Jerusalem is ripe for judgment and exile. He was almost killed for this lecture, but the officials of Judah saved him.

Idolatry will bring destruction. In verses 1-25, Jeremiah states how worthless idols are, the amazing importance of the one true living and everlasting God, and the unavoidable consequences of worshipping things that are worthless and wrong. God told them, “I will fling out all who live in this land. I will pour great troubles upon you, and at last you will fear my anger.” Through verse 6, Jeremiah explains how there is no one compared to our God. He contrasts the reality of idols with God. Unlike idols, (worthless, unreliable, and unstable) God is the Creator and sustainer of everything He created. Idols are dead and God lives forever.

Jerusalem undergoes a time of destruction. Jeremiah grieved deeply because of the destructions of Jerusalem and the devastation of its nation. He began to describe Jerusalem after it’s downfall. In verses1-10, Jeremiah mourns the misery of the city. He describes how Jerusalem was once full of honor, but after it sinned, it was a hated city. God made a covenant with the people of Jerusalem. Instead of enjoying the blessings of God, they sinned significantly and became impure.

Jeremiah mourns for Jerusalem because of the isolation and difficult times he sees. In verses 8-11, Jeremiah described the afflictions of Jerusalem. By the significance of its sins, the city of Jerusalem became a slave and a prisoner with continuous distress. The people experienced famine and...

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