In Jeremiah 22:1-5, we see God’s “if-then’ promises. What kind of lifestyle results in blessing? Compare Shallum to his father, Josiah. What kind of lifestyle did each pursue? What kind of mindset do you think led Shallum to “make his neighbors work for nothing?” God (through Jeremiah) asks, “is not this to know me?”. How have you defined knowing God? How does this passage challenge or augment your definition?
God accuses Shallum of wage theft. In February 2015, Cook County (IL) Commissioners passed one of the strongest wage theft laws in the country. What do you imagine God is saying about passage of the law? Read more about the law HERE.