Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-8, 33:14-26, 31:27-40
Highlights: Like yesterday, today’s reading is filled with hope. God will bring back His people from captivity and there will be a time of peace and prosperity. Some of this is fulfilled in the return from Babylon, but it also looks ahead for fulfillment in the coming of Jesus. It speaks of a new, righteous king and the name by which He will be called is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 31:34 speaks of the forgiveness of sins. Hebrews 10:16-19 quotes this passage and says it is fulfilled in Jesus death on the cross.
“I will be their God and they will be my people” (Jeremiah 31:33). This is a frequent statement in both the Old and New Testaments describing the relationship God longs to have with mankind. What are some of the obligations and blessings implied in this statement? How should we live to be sure it is true of us today?