Big Idea: Jeremiah is the weeping prophet and a gentle lamb.
There is no way out apart from repentance:
* Ch.1: Jeremiah called to preach repentance.
* Ch.2: The charge of not repenting of spiritual adultery.
* Ch.3: The call to repent (Hb. shuv).
* Ch.4-6: Disaster and judgment, the result of unrepentance.
* Ch.7-10: Unrepentance produces a sick church.
* Ch.11-16: Jeremiah weeps, for his people remain unrepentant
Ch.1-29 deals primarily with the broken covenant and the consequent judgment. Ch.1 is the call. Ch.2 is the charge--the formal, legal lawsuit. Ch.3 is the unsuccessful call for Judah to repent and return to the covenant. Ch.4-6 describes the consequent judgment: the Babylonian invasion. Ch.7-10 indicts their false religion (primarily idolatry) and its punishment. Idolatry is at the heart of the broken covenant the the broken relationship with God.