Greg Barrow, one of the leading Covenanter scholars of our day, calls this "one of the best books on covenanting."
In the days of Jeremiah's prophecy, the people of God had greatly corrupted their way, and exposed themselves to sore judgments, which the Lord, during that period, actually brought upon them.
His ministry among them was designed to convince them of their sin, to give them the knowledge of their duty, and to turn them from the evil of their ways unto the service of the Lord.
Their acting in opposition to the solemn obligations under which they were to be the Lord's people, and to serve him, by the public national covenant which subsisted betwixt God and them, was one of the principal ways in which they had contracted great guilt, carried on rebellion against God, and incurred his displeasure.
The prophet, therefore, in the beginning of the chapter, receives a commission from the Lord, to speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, concerning the origin of this covenant, which was the will and command of God;‚ÄĒthe period of which Israel was first brought under the obligation of this covenant, when the Lord delivered them out of the iron furnace of bondage in the land of Egypt;‚ÄĒthe design of this covenant as to the, their hearing the words of it, and giving obedience thereunto;‚ÄĒthe misery they would bring upon themselves by breaking this covenant, they should be exposed unto the curse of God.
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