Pastor Ron Roddey
"Things You Can't Quit"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, December 04, 2011
Jeremiah Chapter 19
19:1 Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take
of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
19:2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the
entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell
19:3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and
inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever
heareth, his ears shall tingle.
19:4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and
have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their
fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place
with the blood of innocents;
19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons
with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor
spake it, neither came it into my mind:
19:6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place
shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but
The valley of slaughter.
19:7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this
place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies,
and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will
I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the
19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that
passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues
19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh
of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend
in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek
their lives, shall straiten them.
19:10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go
19:11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so
will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's
vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in
Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
19:12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the
inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah,
shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon
whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and
have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
19:14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to
prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD's house; and said to all
19:15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will
bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have
pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they
might not hear my words.