- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Jeremiah 2
Israel forsakes God.
Jeremiah speaks for God to the people of Judah, Israel.
First he reminded his people of their love for God and how God loved them, of the story of Exodus.
But God charged against them for their stray by following idols made of wood and stone.
They sinned against God, forsaking God’s love following other nations, Egypt and Assyria, seeking for their security. It was like seeking spring water from dry cistern, like a wild donkey wandering around the desert. They sought help from the nations God deserted.
They sinned against God, committing injustice among themselves, and they regretted not saying “I am innocent,” “I have not sinned,” “God is not angry with me.”
God grieved over them and God passed judgement on them. “God’s grief turned into God’s judgement,” is an overall picture of Jeremiah’s prophecy. But it also describes how much God loves them.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?
4. Sing a song, “How deep the Father’s love for me.”