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A Depraved Nature

Old Testament

A Sermon on Jeremiah 2:7

And I brought you into a plentiful land
to enjoy its fruits and its good things.
But when you came in, you defiled my land
and made my heritage an abomination. (ESV)

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Is Christianity a joyless religion based on strict law keeping? Sadly, many people think that the teachings of Jesus Christ are just this. But in this sermon on Jeremiah 2:7, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows that this is wholly opposed to what the Bible actually teaches. In the Scriptures we find a God who we are to take joy in. The Christian life is a call to follow Jesus and to love one another, it is a call to find peace in the salvation of Christ. This life is not about keeping commandments first and foremost, but it is about trusting in Jesus. For all the sins that the Bible forbids are the sins that alienate man from God and make man a slave. Freedom and joy have the same source: Jesus Christ. Scripture presents a beautiful picture of life in Christ that allows us to really enjoy the gifts of God in creation rather than abuse them for fleeting pleasure. Do you desire joy and pleasure? The message of this sermon and the Bible is to follow Jesus and find your joy in Him. We are not only saved by faith in Jesus, but we also find our rest in this life in Him!

Additional Scripture Translations

Jeremiah 2:7, New American Standard Bible

7I brought you into the fruitful land

To eat its fruit and its good things.

But you came and defiled My land,

And you made My inheritance an abomination.

Jeremiah 2:7, King James Version

7And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.

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.