Bible Pathways - Aug. 23, 2006
Jeremiah imprisoned, then buys a field at Anathoth; return to
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This business transaction would have seemed ridiculous to those who had heard Jeremiah's repeated warnings of approaching destruction and captivity. But, Jeremiah had also proclaimed that the people would be restored to the land, and this purchase of land was evidence of his faith that the Sovereign God would faithfully fulfill His Word.
Although Jeremiah could not see how God would accomplish this prophecy, his faith was in the unfailing Word of God, who also said: I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me? (32:27). God gave Jeremiah a fresh assurance concerning the future of
Our faith in the Word of God can be measured by the influence we allow it to have upon our conduct. The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved (destroyed), what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (conduct) and godliness. . . . that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless (II Peter 3:10-14).
By Jeremiah who acted as a kinsman-redeemer by purchasing the land of his cousin Hanameel even though he was in prison (Jeremiah 32:6-14; also Leviticus 25:25,49; Ruth 2:20; 3:12-13). Jesus is our Kinsman-Redeemer who purchased our freedom from sin, hell, and the grave with His own blood on
32:4 mouth to mouth =b> face to face; 32:10 evidence =b> deed; 32:44 subscribe evidences =b> sign deeds.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 91:2