The "reluctant prophet" has to deal with a lot, including endangering his life in order to deliver Lord's message. It is interesting that initially Lord told them to repent and kept repeating it. But after a while he told the Israelites to surrender - yes surrender and be taken into captivity. And also with the good fig/bad fig example, the people of exile will be the real remnant of Israel. We will see this later in Ezra and Nehemiah that this actually gets fulfilled but the real point is, the time to avert the fall of Israel was gone at the time of Zedekiah.
Really interesting stuff.