August 16, 2015
Jerusalem is under siege from Babylon. Eventually, Babylon will destroy Jerusalem. Jeremiah receives a prophesy and shares it with Zedekiah, the king of Judah. God will eventually bring his people back to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and to offer sacrifices once again. But along with this promise is also the promise of a new king. A king that will come from David’s line and will reign with righteousness. In the middle of chaos, God wants to lift the eyes of his people to the future. While uncertainty and disorder surround the people, God points to a new day when his people will once again find peace. The present will not last. With God there is a future. Whatever chaos and disorder there may be in our lives, God seeks ways to reassure us about the future. While we may have to deal with disruption now, with God there is a promising and faithful future. To ancient Israel, God promised Jesus. To us he promises a returning Jesus who will come in glory, honor, power, and victory. Even in times of uncertainty, God promises a victorious future.