14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
15 “‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’
In these couple of verses we see a prophecy that is timeless. In chapter 33 the prophet Jeremiah prophesied what Judah and Jerusalem would experience once they’ve returned from captivity. He declares both these two kingdoms of Israel will see their country being rebuilt to its former glory, their sins being pardoned, and their country enjoy adequacy and joy, all for the glory of God.
In a similar manner, the prophet also continues by announcing this good news is not only for Israel, but also for all those who put their faith in Jesus Christ (the righteous Branch from David’ line). We too can be restored to out former glory (the way God made us before we sinned). Our sins can also be pardoned and our lives can also be joyful all for God’s glory.
As post New Testament believers we are in a very privilege position since we read Jeremiah’s words and we also get to see in the New Testament it being fulfilled. What an incredible surety we have in this marvelous book called the Bible (Con).
Thoughts for the day
- Is there anything in the Bible that you doubt or causes you to fully trust in God’s love for you?
- Do you live a life that reflects Jeremiah’s prophecy of Israel?
Pray for courage; pray for opportunities to be courageously generous, loving and gracious to those around you today.