Tom Kinchen, President of the Baptist College of Florida, preaches from Jeremiah on how the church is to be leaking the truth. His name was Jeremiah - Jer 1:1-2,4-5 b. Read Jeremiah 2 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Traditional beliefs hard to change, even when out-moded and out-dated. A. God speaks to obedient children. Water is essential for life. Living water rains, runs, flows, and swirls. He begins by Nations do not change their gods. That means that he was God's spokesman. Sermon Jeremiah 2:1-13 Cracked Cisterns Richard Niell Donovan Most people haven't read the book of Jeremiah, so I need to explain what he was talking about. Should our Public Works System fail, the first and primary concern would be to find a source of water. He comes to give Jeremiah further directions here. We take water for granted. 2. Man holds fanatically to weird concepts. Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Study the bible online using commentary on Jeremiah 2 and more! He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. Jeremiah 2:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Jeremiah 2:13, NIV: "My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water." Jeremiah 13:3 "And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying," No dates are given, but the implied interval must have been long enough for the girdle to become foul, while the prophet apparently waited for an explanation of the strange command. This is like the final pleading or contention, the straw that broke the camel's back. A young man himself (about 20), he was hesitant to speak - Jer 1:6 c. God did not accept his youth as an excuse - Jer 1:7-8 3. (1-3) The good old days. The astonishing nature of Israel’s sin. It washes away impurity, transports nutrients, constitutes leaf and stem, blood and bone. Jeremiah 2:13, ESV: "for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out … Jeremiah 5:26,31 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men… forsaken. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Jeremiah 2:13 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "TWO EVILS" I. "FORSAKEN ME, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER." Jeremiah 2:13 is the climax of this paragraph. Jeremiah 2 – Broken Cisterns A. 1. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Jeremiah 2:13 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "BROKEN CISTERNS" Intro: Next to air drive, our thirst drive is the strongest drive we have. Commentary on Jeremiah 2:9-13 (Read Jeremiah 2:9-13) Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. 1. Be afraid to think of the wrath and curse which will be the portion of those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favour. B. The first verse (Jeremiah 2:9) uses legal terms that represent God as pressing a lawsuit against his people for doing a totally unheard of thing, namely, they had deserted the true God and gone after Baal. In the next chapter God divorces Israel. Jeremiah 2:17 This passage is an intense survey of Judah's behavior in that period just before they went into captivity. Jeremiah was a prophet. Jeremiah 2:9-26. Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13 NRSV).