Post by Jack Bass
Jeremiah 32 This chapter finds Jeremiah in prison. He was imprisoned by King Zedekiah for all the Prophesying Jeremiah had been doing about Jerusalem being attacked and burned to the ground. He told King Zedekiah that he would be taken to Babylon and be held there until God decided what to do to him for all his sins. God tells Jeremiah that he is so angry at all the people of Judah and Israel that he is going to destroy the land and punish the people and they would once again be captives for seventy years. However Jeremiah is told by God to purchase property in Judah because one day God would bring all his people back into the land of milk and honey and he (God) would make the land once again into a lush green place where all of the people would live in safety. God is always good and can’t stand sin in any shape or fashion. We are so lucky to have a God who has provided Jesus as our savior and gave us a way to heaven by doing so. If we believe and accept Jesus as our personal savior we are covered by his blood and are promised eternal life. What a gracious God we serve.
Jeremiah 33 God came to Jeremiah while he was still in jail. God tells Jeremiah that no matter all the bad things that have taken place in the Promised Land and how desolate the country and with no people in sight he promises he is about to restore his people back to their homeland and he will make all things like new. He also promises something new. He is sending a savior who will live a good life and instruct the people by example how we all are to live. I believe if we expect blessings from God we have to ask in prayer. God hears all our prayers and answers them all; maybe not when we expect them and maybe not as fast as we like but according to his time. If you don’t hear from God soon enough just keep asking. Pray regularly because God loves it when we talk to him.
Jeremiah 34 This chapter is a rerun of other chapters and books on the sins of Gods people especially concerning Zedekiah king of Judah. For Zedekiah’s sins against God and for his mishandling of Gods people he is told that Jerusalem will be burned to the ground and all the people who survive will be taken captive by the Babylonians and will be enslaved by them. AS for Zedekiah himself he will not die by the sword but will die a peaceful death and like all Kings before him he will be honored as a King by his people. God spoke to Jeremiah about slavery of other Jews. He told him in his covenant with them after bringing them out of Egypt that no Israeli citizen was to be enslaved for more than six years and that’s what should always be followed. Some slave owners had let there slaves go but reneged on the deal and held them as slaves after the time allowed. For this insult to God he is going to punish them all and explains how they all will suffer for their sins against God. In Christ Jack.
Father God always keep me true to my word for I can’t stand it when someone else promises me something and then doesn’t fulfill the promise. I love honest people and I always try my best to be an honest person. Always be with me and keep me straight. I read in your book how you dislike dishonest people and I don’t want your wrath to fall on me. I seek blessings on my church as well as our missionaries around the world. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.