Bible Questions for Jeremiah 1-12 1. When was Jeremiah called to be a prophet? Answer: Before Jeremiah’s birth, possibly before the foundations of the world Jer 1:5 ““Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 2. What are the two evils, Israel was guilty of committing? Answer: Jer 2:13, “they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” 3. Why did the LORD consider Judah to be more treacherous than Israel? Answer: God does not like half-hearted repentance as God wants us to be transparent when confessing our sins. Jer 3:10-11, “Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretense, declares the Lord.” And the Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.” 4. What is the great sin that Judah commit and how does that tie into Jesus? Answer: Jer 7:31 they were sacrificing their sons and daughters to the fire. In light of Redemptive History they really had no faith in the coming Messiah of the lion of the tribe of Judah, proving they were not really among God’s people. 5. What great message does Jeremiah say in 12:15-17, and how does it apply to us today? Answer: Jeremiah is speaking with Judah’s surrounding nations (Syria, Ammon, Moab, and Edom). Though the LORD considers them wicked people, Israel’s neighbors were taught to call on the name of the LORD. Even though God will uproot Judah from their own lands, the LORD will have compassion their neighbors. If they will learn, worship, and obey the LORD’s command, they will share in the inheritance. Therefore conveying a precursors of the coming of the Gentiles being grafted in. Jeremiah is a prophet to all nations.