JEREMIAH CHAPTERS 44-45

This entry is part 40 of 48 in the series Jeremiah

THE EXAMINATION OF TRUE IDOLATRY

Just because you don’t worship one god the same as another doesn’t mean that idolatry doesn’t exist.

1. The queen of heaven.(Jer. 44:15-19,25)
A. Incense and drink offerings.
B. Made cakes. (Jer. 7:18)
C. Absence of blood offerings or true sacrifice.
– Concern was not over sin. Heb. 9:22
Goal was to obtain prosperity, and an easy life.
– Easy religion of convenience. Ps. 54:6
Not sacrificing of self. Phil. 2:17, Rom. 12:1-2
– True sacrifice pleases God. I Pet. 2:5

2. The power of Egypt. (Jer. 43:7, 44:8)
A. Cannot save them from God’s judgment.(Jer. 42:16)
B. True safety is only in the Lord. Ps. 4:8

3. The wisdom of self.(Jer. 44:16)
A. God’s thoughts are not man’s thoughts. Is. 55:8-9
*Why not ? Is. 29:14
– Man has fallen by sin.
– Man doesn’t know even the most basic solutions. Rom. 7:18
– God is always superior to man.
– Man is easily distracted from original purpose.
B. Is doomed. I Cor. 1:19
C. Is foolishness. I Cor. 3:19

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