Jeremiah 9: The Idolatry of the People makes them Useless Neighbors and the Object of the Lord’s Judgment

(26 verses, 4:40 to read)

READ & LISTEN

What I am about to READ

  • The Idolatry of the people makes them useless neighbors and the object of the Lord’s judgment.

MARK & LEARN

  • Here’s the outline:
    • 9:1-2, the Lord wishes for eyes like a river to weep for His people, and a hotel int eh wilderness to get away from His people.
    • 9:3-6, the people’s idolatry has made them worthless and evil neighbors.
    • 9:7-9, the Lord promises to “refine” His people, and punish them.
    • 9:10-11, the Lord weeps over the desolation of the land.
    • 9:12-16, the people have followed their own wisdom and the Baals, and have therefore become fools. The Lord, therefore, will punish and scatter them.
    • 9:17-19, the Lord instructs Jeremiah to assembly a women’s choir to mourn for Judah.
    • 9:20-22, death is everywhere, and there is no one to gather the dead bodies.
    • 9: 23-24, the chief portion of the text, where the Lord calls the people to repentance and faith. The people’s boasting ought not to be in their own strength, but in the Lord’s name.
    • 9:25-26, the Lord threatens to use the uncircumcised nations to punish the circumcised.

MEDITATE

Consider especially verses 23-24.

Jer9_23

Questions? Comments? Join our facebook group here.

Lord’s Blessings,
Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller (www.wolfmueller.co)
Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, CO

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s