Today, we are with the weeping prophet again – hang in there! We are reading Jeremiah 31:15-40, Jeremiah 49:34-39, Jeremiah 50, and Jeremiah 51:1-14. Do you have a highlight? Leave a comment and let’s chat!
“GOD has set everything right for us. Come! Let’s tell the good news back home in Zion. Let’s tell what our GOD did to set things right” (Jeremiah 51:10 MSG)
In the midst of all this judgement and destruction, they have “good news” about how God wants to set them right. The message translation in 31:18ish uses the phrase “trained to obedience”.
“Now put me, trained and obedient, to use.
You are my God.
After those years of running loose, I repented.
After you trained me to obedience” (Jeremiah 31:18 MSG)
Even correction and training is for our benefit! After repentance, they would be fit for use – isn’t it true of us today?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times, but in the Old Testament it’s worth repeating again and again: God is always kind, and what He does is always for our good.