first of Jehovah’s messages through Jeremiah, the tender-hearted
prophet, and recorded in Jeremiah 2, there are a number of touching
questions: â€œWhat is wrong in Me?â€ (v. 5); â€œWhy not inquire of Me?â€ (v.
6); â€œThe priests ignore Me, why?â€ (v. 8); â€œIs there any nation so
whimsical as you?â€ (v. 11); â€œWhy do you act as a spoiled servant?â€ (v.
14); â€œWhy have you forsaken Me?â€ (v. 17); â€œWhy do you hanker after
Egypt?â€ (v. 18), etc. The whole of the message is a series of
challenging and searching queries. But surely none are so pointed and
full of meaning as â€œHave I become a wilderness unto Israel?â€ (v. 31).
The Lord a wilderness to His redeemed ones?