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Jeremiah 2 - AMP

2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the Lord: I remember the kindness and devotion of your youth, your love after your betrothal and marriage when you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. 3 Israel was holiness to the Lord, the firstfruits of His harvest ; all who ate of it offended and became guilty; evil came upon them, says the Lord. 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the Lord: What unrighteousness did your fathers find in Me, that they went far from Me and went after emptiness, falseness, and futility and themselves became fruitless and worthless? 6 Nor did they say, Where is the Lord, Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death and deep darkness, through a land that no man passes through and where no man dwells? 7 And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and good things. But when you entered, you defiled My land and made My heritage an abomination . 8 the priests did not say, Where is the Lord? And those who handle the law knew Me not. The rulers and secular shepherds also transgressed against Me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal and followed after things that do not profit. 9 Therefore I will still contend with you , says the Lord, and with your children's children will I contend. 10 For cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and see, send also to Kedar and carefully consider; and see whether there has been such a thing as this: 11 Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory for that which does not profit. 12 Be astonished and appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked and shrivel up with horror, says the Lord . 13 For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water. 14 Is Israel a servant? Is he a homeborn slave? Why has he become a captive and a prey? 15 The young lions have roared over him and made their voices heard. And they have made his land a waste; his cities are burned ruins without inhabitant. 16 Moreover, the children of Memphis and Tahpanhes (Egypt) have broken and fed on the crown of your head --so do not rely on them as an ally now. 17 Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the Lord your God when He led you in the way? 18 And now what have you to gain by allying yourself with Egypt and going her way, to drink the waters of the Nile? Or what have you to gain in going the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the Euphrates? 19 Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: you have forsaken the Lord your God; you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts. 20 For long ago I broke your yoke and burst your bonds Another translation of the previous statement.and long ago you shattered the yoke and snapped the bonds ; you said, I will not serve and obey You! For upon every high hill and under every green tree you prostrated yourself , playing the harlot. 21 Yet I had planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned into degenerate shoots of wild vine alien to Me? 22 For though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, yet your iniquity and guilt are still spotted, dirty, and stained before Me, says the Lord. 23 How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baals ? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done. You are a restive young female camel running hither and thither, 24 Or a wild donkey used to the desert, in her heat sniffing the wind . In her mating season who can restrain her? No males seeking her need weary themselves; in her month they will find her . 25 Keep your feet from being unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, It is hopeless! For I have loved strangers and foreigners, and after them I will go. 26 As the thief is brought to shame when he is caught, so shall the house of Israel be brought to shame--they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets-- 27 they say to a tree, You are my father, and to a stone, You gave me birth. For they have turned their backs to Me and not their faces; but in the time of their trouble, they say, Arise and save us! 28 But where are your gods that you made for yourself? Let them arise if they can save you in the time of your trouble! For the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah. 29 Why do you complain and remonstrate against My wrath? You all have rebelled and revolted against Me, says the Lord. 30 In vain have I stricken your children (your people); they received no discipline (no correction). Your own sword devoured your prophets like a destroying lion. 31 O generation ! Behold, consider, and regard the word of the Lord: Have I been a wilderness to Israel ? A land of deep darkness ? Why do My people say, We have broken loose ; we will come no more to You? 32 Can a maid forget and neglect her ornaments, or a bride her girdle ? Yet My people have forgotten Me, days without number. 33 How you deck yourself and direct your way to procure love! Because of it even wicked women have learned ways from you. 34 Also on your skirts is found the lifeblood of the persons of the innocent poor; you did not find them housebreaking, nor have I found it out by secret search. But it is because of all these things-- 35 Yet you keep saying, I am innocent; surely His anger has turned away from Me. Behold, I will bring you to judgment and will plead against you because you say, I have not sinned. 36 Why do you gad or wander about so much to change your way? You shall be put to shame by Egypt as you were put to shame by Assyria. 37 From also you will come away with your hands upon your head, for the Lord has rejected those in whom you confide, and you will not prosper with them.

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John Gullick avatar
The importance of staying on course
Shared by: John Gullick on Feb, 2017
Summary: A sermon that looks at the importance of the Christian not repeating Israels mistakes revealed in Jeremiah chapter 2 - Uses some resources from Sermon central.
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-37
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 21
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Nov, 2016
Summary: No man can remove sin only God.
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:22-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 97
Adam  James avatar
Purpose: Unknown
Shared by: Adam James on Oct, 2016
Summary: It is a fact of life that we will go through times of trial, pain, and suffering. This is an encouraging sermon that reminds us that God has a plan for us, and that trials give us an opportunity to grow in faith, wisdom, and maturity.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,223
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Keep the Saw Sharpe"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2016
Summary: Our spiritual life's need to be kept Sharpe to in order to get through thirsty times, for we live in thirsty lands, we are a thirsty people, are souls are thirsty, and our spiritual cisterns need to be kept in good shape.
Craig Condon avatar
Follow and Serve the One Who Will Never Leave You
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jun, 2015
Summary: We must use the courage that a life in faith with God gives us to live a life that is more revolutionary than our secular world or any other non-Christian faith. God will give us the courage to work like army commandos.
Keith Broyles avatar
A Crack Pot or a Cracked Pot
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: God can use our cracks, our flaws to spread the Living Water to those in the world around us. When we live our faith, when we show our faith, the Living Water is pouring from us, despite our condition, to change the world.
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:4-13
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 990
Damian Phillips avatar
The Pollution Scheme
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jun, 2014
Summary: Believers have tasted the living water in Christ, but the devil can sometimes muddy the water and cause pain and confusion, as he attempts to pollute your well. He wants believers to become tainted by the same dirt and filth from which they have arisen.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 860
Perry Greene avatar
Fountains Free
Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2014
Summary: Shepherds live(d) a harsh life in the Negev. Water was key to the survival of the flock. Living water was key.
Howard Strickland avatar
Come To the Fountain, Finding Contentment.
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jun, 2013
Summary: Leaders who didn’t really know the Lord were setting idolatrous pattern for others (Hosea 4:6) Two evils, first, Israel abandoned the Lord, their only source of spiritual sustenance. Secondly, Israel turned to idolatrous objects of trust. Jeremiah com
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:11-13
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,131
Matthew Cox avatar
Jeremiah 2:13
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Jeremiah 2:13
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,089
Jerry Thorpe avatar
Don't Forget God
Shared by: Jerry Thorpe on Mar, 2013
Summary: God said I don't want to be forgotten. I want to be remembered. It has always pleased the Lord for people to remember Him. Throughout the Bible God has reminded His people not to forget Him. In a hundred different ways the Bible says, “don't forget G
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:32
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 8,713
Curry Pikkaart avatar
The Problem
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jul, 2012
Summary: Israel had problems living as a nation under God. Understanding her problems help us analyze America's problems.
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-37
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,504
Gordon Curley avatar
Jeremiah The Preacher
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2012
Summary: Part of Jeremiah's First Sermon. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13-23
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 833
Scott Bradford avatar
Trying Out Another Sin project
Shared by: Scott Bradford on Jan, 2012
Summary: This sermon is about the affects of our sinfulness and disobediance to God!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:29-37
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 444
Jim Butcher avatar
“What Subject Is Important Enough To Be In 45 of Jeremiah’s 52 Chapters?”
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Dec, 2011
Summary: This sermon looks at the biggest subject in Jeremiah: idolatry.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:5-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 810
R. Escoanyelin Ortiz avatar
the idol that leads you to unhappiness: idolatry
Shared by: R. Escoanyelin Ortiz on Nov, 2011
Summary: to communicate the burden that idols can not make you happy
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 403
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on Sep, 2011
Summary: Backsliding begins with a rationalization of one's behavior, and a relativistic approach to determining right and wrong in one's life. This message deals with the result of this faulty thinking, while offering the only solution to one's backslidden condit
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13-3:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,291
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
Why Are You Running
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Jul, 2011
Summary: Why do we try to run from God?
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,028
Merv Budd avatar
Witnessing the Wilderness
Shared by: Merv Budd on Jul, 2011
Summary: Life never seems to be easy, there are always times that are harder than others. Today we examine what those “wilderness” times look like
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,377
Darren Sirmans avatar
Getting back Together with God
Shared by: Darren Sirmans on Jan, 2011
Summary: There is a big difference from being actively in Christ, and outside of Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:11-13
Views: 723
Donald McCulley avatar
Can a Bride Forget?
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2010
Summary: How can a nation forget God?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-4:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,152
Shared by: TRACEY EVANS on Jan, 2010
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,357
gary wagoner avatar
I Remember You
Shared by: gary wagoner on Oct, 2009
Summary: God speaks to Israel and recalls her one time devotion.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-3:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,308
Shared by: KENNETH TANKERSLEY on May, 2009
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,271
Ed Vasicek avatar
No Awe of God
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2009
Summary: When we lose our Awe of God, our backsliding shows up in many ways.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:11-2:32
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,645
Johnny Wilson avatar
Left Alone
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Mar, 2009
Summary: Even though God is omnipotent, God allows Himself to be hurt. In this sermon, Jeremiah speaks of the irony of substituting the inadequate for the Omnipotent.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,342
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Why have you forsaken me?
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2009
Summary: Jeremiah was called by God to bring a message of redemption to the people of Israel. We are called to those that are around us.
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:20-29
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 615
Alan Kraft avatar
This is Getting Serious
Shared by: Alan Kraft on Jan, 2009
Summary: The first of six sermons from Jeremiah about the temptation and ramifications of sexual sin and how to begin to break free from temptation. This message focuses on adultery.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 3,895
Alan Kraft avatar
Got Thirst?
Shared by: Alan Kraft on Jan, 2009
Summary: The second of six sermons addressing sexual sin. This message focuses on pornography.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:13-18
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,988
Alan Kraft avatar
Fatal Attraction
Shared by: Alan Kraft on Jan, 2009
Summary: The third of six messages from Jeremiah on the wages of sexual sin. This sermon focuses on the temptation, shame, guilt and addictive nature of sexual sin.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:19-28
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,773