The surety of God’s promises

Jeremiah Bible Background

11.02.2016 – Old Testament: Jer 33.25–26

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 33–35 on November 2, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Yes, Yahweh, the God of Israel, sent His own nation into Babylonian captivity, but not to annihilate, no rather to punish them. Therefore, He reassured them with this,

“Thus says the LORD: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will cause their captives to return, and will have mercy on them’” (Jeremiah 33.25–26). 

Has the Lord broken His covenant of the day and of the night? No, we still experience them, even as Adam and Eve did, and even as the Lord promised Noah that we shall experience day and night as long as the Earth remains.

Therefore, whatever promises the Lord had made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David, the Lord fully intended to keep.

Do you think His promises to Christians hold less weight? No, whatever He has promised, He shall bring to pass.

Questions:

  • Do you doubt that the Lord will keep His promises?
  • If so, what makes you think in that manner?

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