Archive for October 3rd, 2013

Jeremiah 33

Jeremiah 33 has the prophet still “shut up in the court of the guard” but that doesn’t stop him from receiving a word from the Lord.  God is with Jeremiah no matter where he is, locked up or free, God is there and speaking to His prophet.  No doubt Jeremiah has to be wondering about whether God is around – after all he’s had quite a change in his activity being locked up.  Yet God never leaves us.  He is not going to walk away and leave us alone.  We just need to reach out to Him. 

In fact, that is exactly what He says.  “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known”.  God promises that He is listening, so the only question is, are we calling.  If we do, He promises to answer but goes much further.  He’ll reveal to us things we will never know any other way.  He’ll open our eyes and ears to things that would go unknown without His interaction.  We have so much available if we will only call on His name and seek His face and hear His Words.  God wants to speak His truth into our lives. 

He tells Jeremiah that He will be restoring the nations to their place of prominence again.  And that the voices will again be heard on the streets of Judah and Jerusalem.  We need to remember how all things happen – by the grace and power of God.  And as such, we need to keep God where He belongs.  “Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever”!  God deserves our thanksgiving and praise.  He is good, and His goodness and mercy and love are everywhere around us.  We need to recognize it and thank Him for it.  It never ends.

The other thing we must never forget is that God always does what He says.  His promises never fail.  “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah”.  Why is God going to fulfill the promise He made long ago?  Because He said He would.  He made a covenant with Abraham and He will be true to His Word.  He never fails to do what He said He will do.  He never misses the mark.  We can trust God to do what His Word says, and we should cling tightly to those promises!

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