A fortnightly, interactive bible study on facebook and youtube looking at the book of Jeremiah. Come and see what this ancient book has to say to us in the twenty-first century. A short talk streamed on facebook & youtube (every other Sunday at 8pm), followed by optional discussion questions in Zoom break out groups afterwards. All welcome!
Bite-sized bible study for everyday life. Episode 2: Jeremiah 7
Reading is here:
1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
2 “Stand at the gate of the Lord’s house and there proclaim this message:
“‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the Lord.
3 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.
4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!”
5 If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,
6 if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm,
7 then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.
8 But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.
9 “‘Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury,[a] burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,
10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things?
11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord.’