15″Lord, you understand;
remember me and care for me.
Avenge me on my persecutors.
You are long-suffering—do not take me away;
think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.”
Sculpture by: Lynn Vissers
Based on Rembrandt’s painting,
‘Jeremiah Lamenting The Destruction of Jerusalem’
Sermon Study Questions: Jeremiah 15:15-21
- How do you pray to God? (Do you treat God like a genie, Santa Clause, a friend, a lover, the cause of all of your problems, etc?)
- Jeremiah has an intimate prayer life with God, but he too, struggles with human inclinations (like self-pity). Think of a time when you went from grief/pain into self-pity. How did that make you feel?
- God calls Jeremiah to repentance in his state of self-pity. What is one thing God is calling you to repent of that might be preventing you from having a deeper, more intimate relationship with God?
- God restores Jeremiah, and promises to be with him, to save him and deliver him. What does it mean to be saved or delivered by God?
- How well do you trust that God will save and deliver you?