The Need For Shame (Jeremiah 3:1-18)

Open your copies of God’s word to Jeremiah 3. As you are turning to this place in the scriptures, I want to remind you about what the prophet Jeremiah is doing. God has called Jeremiah to preach to the nation of Judah, the southern nation that remained after Assyria destroyed the northern nation, Israel. Jeremiah has been telling the people about how they are addicted to their sinning. The people are unable to see the foolishness and emptiness of following their sinful hearts. We looked at these points in chapter 2. The people have traded away living waters for broken cisterns. They have exchanged life for death. What Jeremiah is going to talk about in Jeremiah 3 is about the need for guilt and shame…

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