Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jeremiah 49-50

Day 50: Jeremiah 49-50

        God is giving messages to different cities about the destruction that was going to take place. It made me think of in revelation where the churches are addressed and God commends them on what they've done well but He also addresses the faults that He found with them. In contrast, in Jeremiah there aren't any praises off what they've done well. God rebukes them for worshipping false idols, disobedience, pride, and other faults. He plainly lays out the path of destruction that is to come due to these faults. But even as He addresses these things He still goes back to His chosen people, the Israelites. As I got to chapter 50 verse 20 it really made think about how deep the love of God runs. He says, "in those days, at that time, declares The Lord, search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and off the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare." God is still showing that He's fighting for His people. Even in spite of all their mess and wrong, God has still made a plan of restoration for them. It puts Jeremiah 29:11 into context of a big picture through a love story of redemption for Gods people. This is a sweet reminder that God is fighting on your behalf and if you just surrender to Him, He will take care of you and receive you back. 

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