Jeremiah Two: Can It Get Any Worse?

Jeremiah Chapter Two

A heartbroken ex-husband said of his now divorced wife, “She wasn’t like this the first years we were married.”

In similar sentiments the fledgling prophet, Jeremiah, repeated the message that God had asked him to deliver to His Bride, the Children of Israel.

He said, “You were full of kindness and love, the firstfruit of God’s increase. You trustingly followed Him into the wilderness to escape the wickedness of Egypt. You were obedient to His laws and were holiness unto Him.

Not anymore.

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“<1. My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, 2. And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13 NKJV)/em>

The people of God had remained religious but their guides for their lives were coming from rules and man-made standards of conduct, based on the accepted approval of others instead of the Word of God.

My favorite verse in this chapter is verse 36 where Jeremiah says, “Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy ways?” (Made me chuckle.)

Yes, come to think of it, why ARE we gadding so much about? We know where to find the Living Water. The commentary in my Life Application Bible says that God is not against consulting others for guidance, but we should not place our ultimate trust in men instead of the Word of God. Scriptures are in our hands to show us the way to right living and eternal life.

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“Indeed you will go forth from him With your hands on your head; For the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, And you will not prosper by them. (Jeremiah 2:37 NKJV)

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One thought on “Jeremiah Two: Can It Get Any Worse?

  1. Jeremiah is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Yes, so many are going to man instead of going to God and relying upon His Word. Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trust in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord, For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. Blesses is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:5-8
    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/defending-the-gospel/

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