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26 March, 2017

Search The Scriptures —Study 3 — Jeremiah 3:6 – 4:31

Study 3 From the Book of Jeremiah is: Jeremiah 3:6 – 4:31
1.     3: 6-20.  What is he offence of Judah? And what aggravated it in the eyes of God? What forms does this sin take today? Cf. Jas. 4:4; 1 Jn. 5:20, 21. What does God offer, and on what conditions?
2.     Trace the process of restoration as outlined in 3:21 – 4:4. What is meant by such phrases as ‘Break up your fallow ground’ and ‘Circumcise yourself to the Lord’? Cf. 9:26; Dt. 10:16; Rom. 2:28, 29.
3.     4:5-31. A vivid picture of the approach of an invader from the north.  What place does he have in the purposes of God?
Notes
1.     3:8. An allusion to the conquest of northern Israel in 721 BC by the Assyrians.
2.     3:10. See Note on 3:4.
3.     3:14. ‘Master: in the sense of ‘husband’. Cf. verses 19, 20 for similar mixing of metaphors from the family.