Introduction: The second book of the Old Testament’s Major Prophets is Jeremiah, who is known as “the Weeping Prophet.” Jeremiah’s unpopular and sorrowful message of God’s coming judgment on unrepentant Judah was not only heartbreaking to the prophet himself, but also resulted in his severe persecution at the hands of the own countrymen.
Jeremiah 1:1-3 — God's Word comes to God's prophets at God's discretion, not the prophets' desire.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 — If God chooses us before conception and consecrates us before birth, how great a crime against God is abortion?
Jeremiah 1:6-12 — The prophet's voice is the most powerful in the world, since he speaks what the Almighty will assuredly accomplish.
Jeremiah 1:12 — A sure way to get God’s attention is to pray God’s Word, which He is always attentive to and anxious to perform.
Jeremiah 1:13-19 — God's prophets are to stand and proclaim God's unpopular Word, not cower before people by catering to popular opinion.
Jeremiah 2:1-3 — Israel, the firstfruits of God's harvest of souls, was the beginning of the worldwide harvest of "whosoever will may come."
Jeremiah 2:4-12 — The heavens are horrified and angels appalled when God's children exchange their Father in glory for worthless false gods.
Jeremiah 2:13-19 — To forsake the fountain of living water for our own dug and dry cisterns is an evil that serves as its own censure.
Jeremiah 2:20-22 — The stain of our sin cannot be washed from God's sight by humanity's strongest soap or man's most strenuous scrubbing.
Jeremiah 2:23-37 — If we confess our sin, God faithfully forgives. If we claim not to have sinned, God will certainly condemn. (1 John 1:9)
Jeremiah 2:29 — The sinner’s case against God is contrived, but God’s case against the sinner is cut and dried.
Jeremiah 3:1-10 — To be reconciled to God a prostituted church must turn from sin with a broken heart and back to Christ with a whole heart.
Jeremiah 3:11-13 — To God, treachery is a greater evil than unfaithfulness, since its covertness makes confession and forgiveness less likely.
Jeremiah 3:14-18 — The remnant returning to God needs no emblem (ark) of God's presence, for they will live eternally in the reality of it.
Jeremiah 3:19-25 — The rebellious children of the Heavenly Father are entombed in their shame and interred in their disgrace.
Jeremiah 4:1-2 — The nation that wavers in truth, justice, or righteousness is neither blessed by God nor priding itself in God.
Jeremiah 4:3-4 — To avoid the breakout of God's wrath we must break up the hard ground of our hearts.
Jeremiah 4:5-9 — In the day of God's judgment, self-serving politicians will be scared spitless and self-serving pastors and prophets speechless.
Jeremiah 4:10-31 — Men are not divinely deceived, but self-deceived to expect peace amidst the gathering and searing winds of God's judgment.
Jeremiah 5:1-9 — Those faithful to God are rare, but the unfaithful are easily found among the poor, the prosperous, and the powerful.
Jeremiah 5:10-21 — Starry-eyed people who deny it and windbag preachers who won't declare it will be the wood consumed by God's fiery judgment.
Jeremiah 5:22-23 — How do stubborn sinners not tremble before Him who set the sand as a boundary for the surging waves of the sea?
Jeremiah 5:24-25 — How do stubborn sinners not fear Him who alone grants the showers that guarantee their sustenance?
Jeremiah 5:26-29 — When those who excel in evil grow powerful and rich, becoming fat and sleek, it is but the vanguard to God's vengeance.
Jeremiah 5:30-31 — The prophet and priest who is an appeaser is preferred by the people, but they leave the people unprepared for life's end.
Jeremiah 6:1-8 — When oppression is rampant, evil prolific, and violence resounding, the sun is setting and the night of judgment falling.
Jeremiah 6:9 — God's true remnant are gleaned by God's judgment. They are threshed by God, but only to be separated and spared for God.
Jeremiah 6:10 — The uncircumcised ear ignores the Word of God, finding it unpalatable and contemptible.
Jeremiah 6:11-12 — The Lord's wrath is not withheld by the Lord's prophet, but proclaimed indiscriminately to the younger and older generation.
Jeremiah 6:13-15 — The superficiality of false prophets seen in their pie-in-the-sky preaching is divinely deemed shamefully abhorrent.
Jeremiah 6:16-26 — To plot against the Lord by protesting His ways and paying no attention to His Word is to reap the fruit of your own plotting.
Jeremiah 6:27-32 — Prophets serve as assayers and refiners of God's people, bellows whose blasting heat distinguishes refined silver from rejected.
Jeremiah 7:1-11 — Frequenting the house of God is no substitute for faithfulness to God. You can go to Hell by way of the church.
Jeremiah 7:12-15 — A Shiloh, a place of God, becomes deserted by God and spiritually desolate once God is no longer heard nor heeded there.
Jeremiah 7:16-20 — It's too late to pray for those who provoke themselves to disgrace by devoting themselves to made-up deities.
Jeremiah 7:21-26 — Sacrifices of the obstinate, who refuse to obey God, might as well be barbecues for themselves as burnt offerings to God.
Jeremiah 7:27-29 — Truth has perished in a God-forsaking generation when God's prophets are ignored and His people are incorrigible.
Jeremiah 7:30-34 — A nation that sacrifices its children is guilty before God of the unthinkable. It is destined for slaughter on the day of God’s judgment, when it will certainly cease to be the pride of its people and become a cemetery for their corpses.
Jeremiah 8:1-7 — We doom ourselves to the boneyard and our children to bondage when we take hold of deceit and turn our backs on God.
Jeremiah 8:8-9 — All who discard God's Word are devoid of wisdom. Though they may claim to be wise, they will be condemned as witless.
Jeremiah 8:10-12 — Twice condemned spiritual superficiality Is abhorrent to God and should make the spiritually shallow ashamed. (Jeremiah 6:14-15)
Jeremiah 8:13-22 — When salvation fails to come neither physician nor balm can cure the heartsickness induced by God's inevitable judgment.
Jeremiah 9:1-2 — The prophet's lot is a sorrowful life of sought out solitude, for he sees through the veneer to the villainy of the people.
Jeremiah 9:3-5 — A double tongue is a bow shooting arrows of deception—incapable of truth-telling, having masterfully trained itself to lie.
Jeremiah 9:6-9 — In a spiritually deceived world that is unacquainted with God, men's tongues are deadly arrows of poison tipped deception.
Jeremiah 9:10-22 — When the fruit of our lips is deception, the time has come to lament over our land, because of its imminent destruction.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 — To know God and to get to know Him better is life's only legitimate boast!
Jeremiah 9:25-26 — It is the inward circumcision of the heart, not the outer circumcision of the flesh that delivers from divine retribution.
Jeremiah 10:1-25 — The idiocy of idolatry is seen in the foolishness of manmade gods crafted after the world's customs to calm the world's fears.
Jeremiah 11:1-13 — When God's Word is disobeyed and His warnings disregarded, His wrath is doubtlessly incited.
Jeremiah 11:14-17 — The time can come when it's too late to pray for a stiff-necked people too steeped in sin.
Jeremiah 11:18-23 — God will avenge His prophets against all spiritual anarchists plotting against them in God’s House.
Jeremiah 12:1 — Any perceived contention you have with the Lord must begin with your prior confession of the righteousness of the Lord.
Jeremiah 12:1 — The puzzlement of the wicked's worldly prosperity is a perplexity with which the righteous perpetually wrestle.
Jeremiah 12:2-3 — The worldly success of hypocrites often incenses God's struggling and sincere seers.
Jeremiah 12:4 — A populace that sees itself rather than God as the captain of its own fate will sink its ship of state.
Jeremiah 12:5 — If you complain about life's typical troubles how will you cop with life's true tragedies.
Jeremiah 12:6 — In treacherous times one cannot trust the flattery of one’s own family and closest friends.
Jeremiah 12:7-9 — A people who roar their defiance of God will be detested and deserted by God.
Jeremiah 12:10-11 — False shepherds (pastors) heartlessly trample God's vineyard, leaving it a spiritually destitute wasteland.
Jeremiah 12:12-17 — Repentance of sin brings redemption and peace, but there is neither peace nor profit for the unrepentant and self-righteous.
Jeremiah 13:1-11 — We are glorifying and useful to God if we cling to Him, but if we get loose in our living we are corrupted and made useless to God.
Jeremiah 13:12-14 — Those not filled with God’s Spirit, but intoxicated with their sin, are good for nothing but to be smashed together like empty wine bottles.
Jeremiah 13:15-27 — Those who forget the truth and trust in falsehood can no more do good than a leopard can change his spots.
Jeremiah 29:13 — Halfhearted seekers will never succeed in their pursuit of God, for only a wholehearted pursuit is ever rewarded by God with true intimacy with Him. God cannot be found in the midst of other pursuits!
Jeremiah 36:22-24 — Once you start whittling away at the Word of God, you can't stop until it all lies on the hearth.