Who was Jeremiah writing for? Who was his (or any other prophets) audience? Did they write and then take to the streets to preach? Was he a prophet for someone in a place of power?
We get more of the same in this reading. God's not happy.
God/Jeremiah starts of pretty pissed. Better not make eye contact.
7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
7:20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices
Jeremiah must not have read the books of Moses! He does remember many of the other commandments.
This was sadly funny;
God is mad because HE wanted to burn their sons and daughters alive.
All in all. nothing really new or exciting.