Jeremiah 9 1_26. 10: 1-25, 11: 1 - 23
The people are corrected 9: 4 Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander. 5. Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong. You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know Me.
11. I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble, a jackals' den. I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, an uninhabited place.
The captives suffer 13. The Lord said, It is because they abandoned My law I set in front of them and did not obey My vice or walk according to it. Instead they followed stubbornness of their hearts and the Baals, as their fathers taught them.
God's loving kindness 23 This is what the Lord says: The wise must not boast in his wisdom;
The might must not boast in his might;
the rich must not boast in his riches.
But the one who boasts should boast in this,
That he understands and knows Me -
that I am the Lord showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth. for I delight in these things. This is the Lord's declaration.
punishment of the unrighteous
Idolatry and true worship 10: 5 Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm - and they cannot do any good..
6. Lord, there is no one like You. You are great; Your name is great in power.
10. But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God and eternal King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His rage. 11. You are to say this to them; The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under these heavens.
A hymn of praise He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom and spread out the heavens by His understanding.
The coming exile 10: 33 I know, Lord, that a man's way of life is not his own; no one who walks determines his own steps.
Disobedient Jews reproved The Lord declares. Obey Me, and do everything that I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God, in order to establish the oath I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is today. I answered, Amen, Lord"
Their utter ruin.
A plot against Jeremiah's life. Therefore here is what the Lord says concerning the people of Anathoth who want to take your life. They warn, "You must not prophesy in the name of the Lord, or you will certainly die at our hand. Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says
I am about to punish them. The young men will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine. They will have no remnant, for I will bring disaster on the people of Anathoth in the year of their punishment.
Gal. 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you won't be tempted also.
Blessings and love to you