👉 Because of the sinful ways of the people, the Lord promised four possible outcomes (v 2). Spoiler alert: none of them are pleasant.
👉 The Issue (v 6)
The issue with the people is the same that we have seen for 15 chapters now.
“You have rejected me.”
“You keep going backward.”
👉 The Result (v 6-9)
• the Lord stretched out his hand against them
• anguish and terror
• shame and disgrace
👉 Jeremiah’s faithfulness in proclaiming God’s Word brought him (v 10-18):
👉 God’s promise to Jeremiah bc of his faithfulness (v 19-21):
• His presence
Just like every believer before and after him, Jeremiah had to know and believe the promises of God in order to face the persecution and pain of the world.
👉 Whatever you are enduring today – whatever pain you are facing – whatever trial you are dealing with – God’s promises are the same.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10
“…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7
Have a great Monday, friends. Go out there today and live like you’re loved – because you are. ♥️