Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jeremiah 30

Day 31: Jeremiah 30:1-24

So you will be My people, and I will be your God (Jeremiah 30: 22, NIV)
                As we look at the restoration of Israel and Judah we can also see that same story of restoration for ourselves. God tells them that their “wound is incurable and your injury beyond healing” yet we see that there is still hope for redemption. Sin is that wound that is incurable and that injury that is beyond healing but because of what Jesus did on the cross we have that same hope for redemption. As we have read these chapters in Jeremiah we have seen clearly how the people were rebellious towards God and how they had no desire to turn their hearts to Him. In spite of this God was still willing to accept them and restore them and it’s all because of His love, grace, and mercy. The thing about salvation is that it is never about who we are, how good we are or have been, or what we do so right. It’s always been and will always be about who God is and how much He loves us. It is easy to look at Judah and Israel and declare that they are not deserving of being restored; they were so disobedient, they worshipped false idols, and they continued to rebel against the Lord.  As you think of that I encourage you to also think of what Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11: “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (NIV). No one is too far gone for God and we have to remember this in being a witness and sharing Christ with everyone.   

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