Future restoration; Christ's rule promised; lying prophets; good and bad figs; judgment on
Only a few months remained before the Babylonians' destruction of the
Jeremiah's message turned from one of the coming judgment to one of comfort to them. To illustrate, the Lord showed him that one basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very naughty (bad, rotten) figs, which could not be eaten (Jeremiah 24:2). Then the Lord said: Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge (regard) them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. For I will set Mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land (24:5-6). There were three fig harvests — June, August, and November. The first figs, in June, were considered a great delicacy (Isaiah 28:4; Hosea 9:10; Micah 7:1). Thus the Lord was lovingly sending the chosen "good figs" into captivity to correct them "for their own good."
Even while the armies of
When we receive Christ as our Savior He becomes for us THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. We too are comforted as we continue to look forward to the coming return of the Messiah Jesus, who is that Righteous Branch. He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (II Corinthians 5:21).
As THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:5-6). Of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (I Corinthians 1:30; also II Corinthians 5:21).
23:10 adulterers =b> forsakers of God; because of swearing =b> because of the curse of God upon it; 23:32 lightness =b> vain boasting; 25:34 fall like a pleasant vessel =b> break like a valuable vessel; 25:38 covert =b> hiding place.
Pray for Government Officials: Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX) and Rep. Ron Paul (TX) · Country:
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 91:2