A Degenerate Vine
A Sermon on Jeremiah 2:20-22
“For long ago I broke your yoke
and burst your bonds;
but you said, ‘I will not serve.’
Yes, on every high hill
and under every green tree
you bowed down like a whore.
Yet I planted you a choice vine,
wholly of pure seed.
How then have you turned degenerate
and become a wild vine?
Though you wash yourself with lye
and use much soap,
the stain of your guilt is still before me,
declares the Lord GOD. (ESV)
Why people are not Christian; the story of Israel in the story of the human race; the power and pollution of sin as revealed by the children of Israel; the power in the blood of the Lamb.