Jeremiah 30

Three verses stood out to me today as I read this chapter, but instead of only picking one verse to write on, I thought that I would share all three:

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘Write down all the words I have spoken to you.'” Jeremiah 30:2 NIV

Jeremiah was told by the Lord to write down the words that He was about to speak to Him. These words were words to recap the misery that they are now experiencing and the trouble that likely lies ahead. But more importantly, the words spoken were words of promise from the Lord; though the afflictions may last long, they will not last forever and they will be restored. The fact that God wanted Jeremiah to write His words down would allow the Israelites to recognize that God is true to His word and faithful to those who love Him.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them. Instead, they will serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.'” Jeremiah 30:8-9 NIV

As the Israelites witness the Lord’s faithfulness, they will choose to repent and serve the God Almighty. They will honour the Son as they honour the Father. Their sins will be pardoned and their yokes broken.

Application – It is good for us to write out our prayers so that we too can look back and see all the good things that God has done in our lives. The Lord not only provides restoration for us through his Son Jesus Christ, but He also breaks our yoke and removes the chain of slavery that Satan tries so hard to weigh us down with. Just as God raised Jesus from the grave, when we submit to His authority, He will raise us up too so that we can walk in the freedom that He has already provided for us.

One thought on “Jeremiah 30

  1. “…I, the Lord, have spoken!””
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “This is what the Lord says: ….”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “…says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies….”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    ““… says the Lord….”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “For I am with you and will save you,” says the Lord…”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “This is what the Lord says: “Your injury is incurable— a terrible wound.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord…”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “This is what the Lord says…”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “…says the Lord…”
    Jeremiah‬ ‭30:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    We just listened to a message about “the word”. The lord sent messengers to preach the word and then sent Jesus to be the word. When Jesus speaks it is truth, it demands attention, it causes us to ask and receive knowledge. What are we bringing with us to hold that knowledge to then pass on to others.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s