-This chapter deals with the impending doom coming upon Judah and Jerusalem and why it is all happening. It is a pouring out of the LORD’s wrath as He gets to the point of taking action after being patient and longsuffering with His people for too long (Jeremiah 6:9, 11-12, 19, 21, 30). Their waywardness destroys them with a great destruction from the north (Jeremiah 6:1, 22-26). Zion will be cut off and woe is declared on her, the comely and dainty one (Jeremiah 6:2-5). She is cut down for many reasons that the prophet lists. In her midst is only oppression (def.- unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power, a weighing down in body or mind, related to depression, Jeremiah 6:6). She keeps wickedness fresh like a well-spring. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds ever before the LORD (Jeremiah 6:7). She is unresponsive to the LORD’s corrective action and has closed ears rejecting the word of the LORD (Jeremiah 6:10, 29). They are all greedy for gain and heal people superficially saying, “’Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:13-14).” She has no shame and doesn’t even know how to blush being brazen and bold in her sin (Jeremiah 6:15). She has abandoned the ancient path and ways of righteousness as to walk in its goodness abiding in its truth (Jeremiah 6:16). She offers unacceptable sacrifices and burnt offerings because her heart is not right (Jeremiah 6:20). She is altogether stubbornly rebellious and goes about gossiping in corruption (Jeremiah 6:28).
-*Application* It is a foolish thing to keep on rejecting the LORD warnings and corrections. Pay attention to the things He is showing you in goodness and righteousness. Don’t be consumed by a culture that is destined for hell and God’s wrath. Turn to Him before His patience and longsuffering runs out on you personally.
Verse to Memorize: Jeremiah 6:13-14, 16