Today you should read: Jeremiah 32:26-44
In Jeremiah, we are reminded over and over again about God’s sovereignty. How when people came and invaded the lands it was because God gave it to them or he allowed these bad things to happen. He reminds his people again here in verse 26 whenever he says, “Is anything too hard for me?” He created everything so nothing is too hard for him.
God then tells them all the bad things that are going to happen. God doesn’t just punish them for the sake of punishment or for some joy of fulfillment. First, God punishes wrong because he is a holy and perfect God that cannot let sin go unpunished. Secondly, you see in verse 39 he says, “ I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good for their children after them. So God also punishes sin and allows these things to happen for their own good.
In the middle of all of this God reminds them just who they are to Him. Their mistakes do not define them. It doesn’t change the way that God thinks about them. It is like a father that punishes their child but reminds them that he still loves them. In verse 38 it says, “And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”
Be reminded that although bad things happen and calamity comes, that God made a promise to us. He is going to send His son again and we can have hope today.
By: Jacob Kerr — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice – Students & Worship
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