Jeremiah 3:6-4:31

  1. 3:6-20. What is the offence of Judah?
    And what aggravated it in the eyes of God?
    What forms does this sin take today?
    Cf. Jas. 4:4; 1 John 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 unploughed ground’ and ‘Circumcise yourselves to the Lord’? Cf. 9:26; Deut. 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 purpose 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. ‘Husband’. Cf. verses 19, 20 for similar mixing of metaphors from the family.