Chapter 11: The Lord heareth not
The Lord reminds Judah of the consequences of breaking the Mosaic covenant. Judah is a green olive tree which will be burnt, and its branches broken. The Lord will punish by sword and famine the men of Anathoth who seek Jeremiah’s life.
Chapter 12: Learn the ways of Israel
The wicked take root and grow. The Lord has left His heritage, which has been spoiled (by Israel). His people have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns. After they have been plucked from the land, they will be restored to their heritage; however this promise is conditional upon obedience.
Because in the group of the Israelites there exist Pastors who the Lord says have “…destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.” (Jeremiah 12:10)