Jeremiah 6:1-15

“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,” says the LORD.

Jeremiah 6:13-15

Jeremiah prophesied during the last days of Judah before its exile (586 B.C.). As a prophet, his task was to reinforce the Covenant.

Chapter 6 concludes the first series of oracles against Jerusalem’s covenant unfaithfulness: God rejected His old covenant people.

Message: Covenantal unfaithfulness incurs punishment from the Covenantal God.
We ask, why? In this portion, scattered references and intense expressions justify God’s rejection.

  1. They lived sinful lives before the face of the LORD v. 6
  2. They refused to listen to the word of the LORD. v. 10
  3. Their leaders promised false assurance from the LORD. v. 14

This proves that they were really not God’s people. They have broken the covenant. All that they did are against the LORD, their covenant LORD.

But God cannot be mocked. Verse 1 & 9 shows that God is keeping remnants for Himself. This is comfort for God’s people. In the midst of abounding wickedness, God set apart people for Himself.

For our friends, the world or you may tell yourself, “peace, peace” (v. 14) but it cannot save you. You have no peace apart from the LORD. True peace is found ONLY in the Prince of peace, the Messiah.

Published by Jeff Chavez

Sinner saved by grace

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