Focal Passage: Jeremiah 2:1-13
Introduction: Jeremiah 2:1-13 delivers a powerful message from God to His people, calling them to repentance. The passage describes the sinful behavior of the Israelites, who have turned away from the true God and pursued idols instead. As we examine this passage, we will learn about the dangers of idolatry and the consequences of turning away from God.
What does the text say? Jeremiah 2:1-13 is a warning from God to Israel for their idolatry and disobedience. The passage begins with God reminding Israel of their early devotion to Him, but quickly shifts to their unfaithfulness and idolatry. God accuses Israel of rejecting Him and turning to idols, which are nothing but worthless objects made by human hands. The passage ends with God’s declaration of judgment on Israel for their idolatry. [Read more…]