Today you should read: Jeremiah 30
Jeremiah 30 is a passage of Scripture that provides hope. Put yourself into the Israelites shoes. You were exiled and serving another nation for several years. It was probably very harsh conditions and extensive manual labor. It probably felt like God had turned his back on you and the nation. But then, Jeremiah receives this revelation from God. There is going to be a restoration for you and your people. There is so much excitement, anticipation, and hope for this day.
Here is the thing: If you are a believer in Jesus, aren’t you anticipating the same thing? Aren’t you waiting for God to restore you and all the other believers? Our story right now is similar in many ways to the Israelites during this time. We are living in a wicked and corrupt age, and this has been since sin entered into the world. But things continually seem to be getting worse. It is almost as if the wicked are winning right now. But that is not what God has planned. God has a plan of restoration into His Kingdom. God is preparing to take His people back to the Garden of Eden.
I think the hope of the passage comes from verse 9. God tells Jeremiah that people are going to serve Him and David. David has already lived, reigned, and died so God is not talking about David specifically. Instead, God is describing Jesus, the one who will reign forever. Through Jesus, people can restore their relationship with God the Father. What once was broken, can now be restored through the cross.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Associate
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