Jeremiah 32:32-35

[32] because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah that they did to provoke me to anger—their kings and their officials, their priests and their prophets, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. [33] They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction. [34] They set up their abominations in the house that is called by my name, to defile it. [35] They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (ESV)

Bible study tips

PAN FOR GOLD - scoop up everything

  1. Start with prayer.

  2. read through the passage several times.

  3. Consider who, what, when, where, why, and how.

  4. Who are the main characters?

  5. What does the text reveal about the character and nature of God?

  6. Is there an example to follow?

  7. Is there an example to avoid?

  8. Are there any exhortations, instructions, or commands given?

  9. Is there a promise or something encouraging to cling to?

SIFT FOR GOLD - look for what you want to keep

  1. How would you summarize what the passage is communicating?

  2. What are some things that stand out the most?

  3. How does the passage inform, correct, or affirm your view of God?

PUT ON THE GOLD - do something with it

  1. What is the real life application in a broad, general sense?

  2. What is the real life application to your life specifically?

  3. What is the real life application for us as a church community?

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