Jerry & Kim Jones
Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
Israel was committing the same sins their ancestors were guilty of and they refuse to obey God’s warning to turn from their sins to him. So, God used Jeremiah to deliver his message of judgement that was irrevocable. Jeremiah pleaded on Israel’s behalf, but God wouldn’t relent.
What is one key verse?
Jeremiah 15:6 – “You have rejected me, declares the Lord; you keep going backward, so I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you-I am weary of relenting.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
It didn’t change our vision of God. It reinforced our idea of the importance of obedience to God and the severe consequences for disobedience.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
Reading this helped us to understand that we have to be vigilant about being obedient, even in the ‘’small” things, because we know that, in God’s eyes, there is no “big” or “small” when it comes to sin; there is only obedience.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
We intend to take personal inventory to make sure that our lives match up with God’s law, making adjustments when we find misalignments.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
When Jeremiah was pleading on behalf of Israel, he resembled how Christ pleads on our behalf with God.