Random Thoughts from Reading (Jeremiah 33)

“Thus says the LORD: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant…” (Jeremiah 33:25-26a)

It is good to remember the faithfulness of God, and that the basis for his promises is not man – but rather himself.  Israel did nothing to gain God’s favor – therefore they can do nothing to ultimately separate themselves from God.  The covenant God made with them is as sure as day and night and as sure as God’s sovereign appointing of the ordinances of heaven and earth!
It is comforting to consider because it reminds me that salvation is not of myself, but rather fully of God.  God saved me knowing full well my sin – Jesus died for me, knowing everything about me.  That is a sobering fact, and yet an amazingly reassuring truth.  Truly there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because we are justified by the Judge himself – and Christ intercedes for us at the right hand of God the Father!


2 Responses to Random Thoughts from Reading (Jeremiah 33)

  1. Lee says:

    Your post brought Hebrews 6 to mind:

    17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
    19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

    My understanding, based on what comes before, is that the 2 things are His promise and His oath. But the language (even in English – it’s probably even more impressive in Greek) of verse 18 has always stirred my heart.

  2. “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight that so easily ensares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto JESUS the Author and Finisher of our faith for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God”

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