Bible Reading for AUG20: Jeremiah 32-33

AUGUST 20

Chapter 32:1-25 records Jeremiah’s strong faith in the
restoration. It was the year before Jerusalem fell. The burning of
the city and desolation of Judah was almost at hand. Amid the gloom
and despair of the hour, Jeremiah was commanded of God to purchase
land in Anathoth. It was to be purchased in public ceremony, and the
deed was to be put away for safe keeping. This would emphasize
Jeremiah’s prediction that the captives would return, and the land
would again be cultivated.

In verses 26-44 the fate of the doomed city was announced,
and the future final regathering, of which the restoration from
Babylon was a foreshadowing, was declared.

Chapter 33 repeats the testimony of the blessings that will
come to the children of Israel. In spite of all the people had to
do, and no matter how deep their problems might have been the
promise is given that the Lord will never cast off Jacob nor his
servant, David. For all intents and purposes, and from the world’s
viewpoint, the nation of Israel went down doomed and destroyed. But
God, in His infinite mercy, restored them to their land because He
loved them.

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