27 March, 2017
Search The Scriptures —Study 4 — Jeremiah 5 and 6
Study 4 From the Book of Jeremiah is: Jeremiah 5 and 6
Further indictments of Judah (5:1-5 -all classes are alike corrupt), warnings of coming judgment, and depictions of the invasion and its effects.
1. Make a list of the main sins charged against the people. Are we in danger of any of these sins? Note especially Judah’s response to God’s word and messengers.
2. Was judgment inevitable? Was God not willing to pardon? What are we taught here about the ‘kindness and severity of God’s (Rom. 11:22)? Cf. Rom. 4:4, 5.
1. 6:1. Tekoa and Beth-Haccheram were a few miles south of Jerusalem. The ‘signal’ (i.e., a beacon; cf. Jdg. 20:38) would alert the south, or perhaps guide the refugees from Jerusalem.
2. 6:3. ‘Shepherds with their flocks’ here means kings and their armies.
3. 6:16. ‘By the roads’: i.e., Judah must return to the cross-roads to regain the right path. Cf. 18:15.
4. 6:27-30. Jeremiah’s work is described as that of a tester of silver. But, no pure silver results from the process of refining. Cf. 9:7.