May 31, 2019

33This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“The people of Israel are oppressed,
    and the people of Judah as well.
All their captors hold them fast,
    refusing to let them go.
34Yet their Redeemer is strong;
    the Lord Almighty is his name.
He will vigorously defend their cause
    so that he may bring rest to their land,
    but unrest to those who live in Babylon.
(Jeremiah 50:33-34, NIV)

 

JEREMIAH 47-52

DAY 154 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verse For Today: Jeremiah 50:33-34

Today our journey through the book of Jeremiah concludes. It is the story of God’s judgment.

 

Pray for God’s understanding of Jeremiah 47-52. Read Jeremiah 47-52. Let’s journey!

 

Chapter’s 47-51, are the stories of God’s destruction of Israel’s enemies. Chapter 47:1-7, is about the destruction of the Philistines. Chapter 48:1-47, is the story of the destruction of Moab, descendant’s of Lot. Chapter 49:1-6, is about the destruction of Ammon, descendant’s of Lot. Chapter 49:7-22, is about the destruction of Edom, defendant’s of Esau. Chapter 49: 23-27, is about the destruction of Damascus. Chapter 49:28-33, is about the destruction of Kedar and Hazor. Chapter 49:34-39, is about the destruction of Elam. Chapter 50:1-51:64, are about the destruction of Babylon.

 

Chapter 52 is about the destruction of Jerusalem. However the importance of chapter 52, may be the release of King Jehoiachin of Judah, from prison. This act kept the line of King David alive making a way for the remnant to return to Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 52:31-34) (Jeremiah 52:1-34)

 

Our focus verses for today:

 

33This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“The people of Israel are oppressed,
    and the people of Judah as well.
All their captors hold them fast,
    refusing to let them go.
34Yet their Redeemer is strong;
    the Lord Almighty is his name.
He will vigorously defend their cause
    so that he may bring rest to their land,
    but unrest to those who live in Babylon.
(Jeremiah 50:33-34, NIV)

 

God is our Redeemer and He made it clear to the Babylonians that He was Israel and Judah’s redeemer as well. With the Babylonian war machine devouring the world, the captive Israelites must have felt hopeless and abandoned by God. God had not abandoned them nor was their situation hopeless, God was preparing the Way to deliver them. Judah and Israel suffered more than a military defeat, they were allowing themselves to be defeated by sin. The Way, The Truth, and The Life was coming to redeem, not only God’s chosen people, but to be the Light of the world, the Redeemer of the world. Jesus to the rescue!

 

GODSPEACE!

 

  

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