Today you should read: Jeremiah 23:1-8
If you miss Jesus in today’s passage, go back and read it again! Jesus the Messiah is all over our passage today.
Verses 1-4 talk about how the leaders of Israel have scattered the flock. Basically, it exposes again the failures and sins of the leaders of Israel. Then in verses 5-6, we see that there will come one who will be a great leader of Israel:
5 “For the time is coming,”
says the Lord,
“when I will raise up a righteous descendant
from King David’s line.
He will be a King who rules with wisdom.
He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
6 And this will be his name:
‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’
In that day Judah will be saved,
and Israel will live in safety.
This is pointing to Jesus, who is a better King, and would accomplish what no one else could accomplish on their own.
Jesus was the key to the restoration and redemption of Israel, and he is the key to our restoration and redemption today as well. Take some time to meditate on the glorious truths and effects of the cross and resurrection.
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Associate
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