Jeremiah 6-7

Here’s something worth paying attention to. The Lord is speaking, and He states, “To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. But I am full of the wrath of the Lord,and I cannot hold it in” (6:10-11).

Here’s another. “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike,all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” (6:13-15).

Here’s another: “Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law” (6:19).

All of this in chapter 6. Gloomy indeed.

In chapter 7:2-7, God gives the offer of repentance, of change, of reform. If they take it, He will reward them and allow them to stay in the land. If not, well…we should get the picture by now. God even warns Jeremiah at the end of the chapter as to what the result will be.

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