The Book of Jeremiah holds a graphic but important picture showing us how disobedience leads to destruction.
The people of Israel repeatedly refused to listen to the Lord's instructions and followed too many evil desires to count. And yet, even though they had broken the terms of their Covenant with God, He was still willing to bless them if they repented.
Justice can only allow evil to go so far. In one final act, God chooses Jeremiah to give the people of Israel's southern kingdom of Judah one more chance: turn from their wicked ways or be exiled to Babylon. The latter is sadly the result.