Sorry for posting this so late, had a connection problem earlier today.

Please read Jeremiah 2:1-19.

When they entered into the good land which God gave them they defiled it by defiling themselves and disqualifying themselves for the service of God. It was God’s land; they were only strangers in it:

Leviticus 25:23, “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me”.

It was His heritage, because it was a holy land, Immanuel’s land; but they made it an abomination, even to God himself, who was angry with them. Today we are more concerned about polluting the land than polluting our minds with immorality.

  1. He reminds them of the good God has done in verse 2.
  2. He rebukes them for their ingratitude verse 4.
  3. He reprimands them for their idolatry and wickedness verse 7.
  4. He recalls that having forsaken God, they soon found that they had changed for the worse, yet they had no thoughts of returning to Him again, nor took any steps towards it.

Neither the people nor the priests made any effort after Him, took any thought about their duty to Him, nor expressed any desire to regain His favour.


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