Jeremiah had it rough.
Above all, your heart is desperately sick. You can’t just change what you are doing. You need inside-out change. You don’t just need information and inspiration. You need transformation. Jeremiah 17 (my paraphrase)
Turn away from yourselves and your idolatry, and turn to God.
- In the temple he was rejected (Jeremiah 7:1-8:3; 26:1-11)
- In his hometown he was refused (Jeremiah 11:18-23)
- In his ministry he was reviled (Jeremiah 20:1-6; 37:11-38; 43:1-7)