Jeremiah 2:2 - Understanding Unfaithfulness.

Jeremiah 2:2 - Understanding Unfaithfulness.

Jeremiah 2:2 (NIV) Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: 
I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me 
and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown.  

Jeremiah 2:2 (AMP) Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 
Thus says the Lord: I [earnestly] remember the kindness and devotion 
of your youth, your love after your betrothal [in Egypt] and 
marriage [at Sinai] when you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not 

Jeremiah 2:2 (MSG) Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem, 
God's Message! I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as 
newlyweds. You stayed with me through the wilderness years, stuck with me 
through all the hard places.  

  Even when our hearts grow cold toward God and our devotion to 
Him weakens, His love remains steadfast. We may forget God, but He 
remembers us.  
  God was concerned because the people of Judah had allowed 
their hearts to drift far from Him. In a powerful moment, God shared 
His heart with His people, recalling what it was like when they 
first began loving Him. He remembered how they had loved Him, as a new 
bride loves her husband, with excitement and enthusiasm for the 
future. He recalled the kindness they had expressed as they willingly 
followed Him wherever He led them. God reminded them of the love they had 
once had for Him, so that the memory might rekindle feelings of 
devotion and their hearts might return to Him.  
  If you do not guard our heart, you will grow cold in your love 
for Christ. A time may come when He approaches you and reminds you 
what your relationship was once like. Do you recollect the joy that 
permeated your life when you first became a Christian? Do you recall the 
youthful commitments you made to Him, pledging to do anything He told you 
to do? Do you remember the thrill you experienced each time you 
came to understand a new dimension of His nature? Spiritual memory is 
important. You may not realize how far you have drifted from God until you 
contrast the love you are expressing to Him now with that of earlier 
  God has not changed. He is the same Person you gave your heart 
to when you became a Christian (Mal. 3:6-7). If your love for God 
is not as intense as it once was, return to Him. He will restore 
the intimate fellowship you once shared with Him. [Experiencing God 
Day by Day by Henry and Richard Blackaby re Jer. 2:2] 

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