June 26, 2022 - Jeremiah 28-31

Jeremiah had such a difficult task of constantly declaring judgment against Judah and Jerusalem. Still, Jeremiah was able to announce, “For behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it” (30:3). The grace of God is so much greater than Israel’s sin! Again, the words of Jeremiah: “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’ For the Lord has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him. They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord” (31:10-12).

God’s message to Israel is his message to us, today. For us, his people, he will graciously redeem us, and we will sing and be radiant over the goodness of the Lord.

O Love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee.

I give thee back the life I owe,

that in thine ocean depths its flow

may richer, fuller be. -- George Matheson (1882)

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