THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: REPENT OF INJUSTICE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: DO THE RIGHT THING
Printed Text: Jeremiah 22:1-10
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 22:3b (KJV) …and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Society often ignores and even condones the oppression of the vulnerable. Will righteousness be rewarded, and will evil face retribution? Through the prophet Jeremiah, God exhorts the people either to repent of injustice and deliver those who are oppressed or to face destruction.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: God’s promise to the rulers of the house of David was explicit. If they remained obedient to God, they would prosper. If they did not, then God would punish them. Their obedience would largely be measured in terms of how they treated the left out and the looked over. God requires justice for the least among us, then and now.
PRAYER: Eternal God, help us always to be mindful of the common good in our dealings with others. As you have loved the poor, the widows, the orphans, and the strangers, help us bring that love and concern to those children of God in our day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.