Judah Follows Israels Example (Day 6)

Read Jeremiah 3:6-10
   The northern kingdom, Israel, had fallen to Assyria, and its people had been taken into captivity. The tragic lesson of their fall should have caused the southern kingdom, Judah, to return to God, but Judah paid no attention. Jeremiah urged Judah to return to God to avoid certain disaster. This message came between 627 and 621 B.C., during Josiah’s reign. Although Josiah obeyed God’s commands, his example apparently did not penetrate the hearts of the people. If the people refused to repent, God said He would destroy the nation because of the evils of Josiah’s grandfather, King Manasseh (2 Kings 23).