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A Ruined Mansion

Old Testament

A Sermon on Jeremiah 2:6

They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD
who brought us up from the land of Egypt,
who led us in the wilderness,
in a land of deserts and pits,
in a land of drought and deep darkness,
in a land that none passes through,
where no man dwells?’ (ESV)

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What is the source of suffering and misery in this world? In this sermon on Jeremiah 2:6, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses this question and more. Man is like a ruined mansion, a dark shadow of what he once was. Man was made to be a friend of God, but now he lives in sin and filth. Mankind has sinned and fallen from the original state of happiness and peace into despair because he has willingly rebelled against God. Man is now an enemy of God and subject to the wrath of God. What then is man's hope? It is certainly not in himself. Hundreds of years of human history has only shown that we cannot save ourselves. This is why God has to send His own Son into the world to die in the place of sinners. Jesus Christ suffered and died a bloody death on the cross for us! All that trust in Him are saved and made children of God! God’s answer to the plight of man is to take man’s place. This sermon calls us all to forsake our sins and flee to Christ. There is no guarantee that any one of us will live another hour, for this reason we must all come to Christ this day.

Additional Scripture Translations

Jeremiah 2:6, New American Standard Bible

6They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord

Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,

Who led us through the wilderness,

Through a land of deserts and of pits,

Through a land of drought and of deep darkness,

Through a land that no one crossed

And where no person lived?’

Jeremiah 2:6, King James Version

6Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.