The message below is a difficult one. But I pray that your eyes and ears would be opened to its timely truth.  We must remember that like Daniel and his friends, we have grown up in Babylon. We may have attended church every Sunday but we have been influenced more by Babylonian culture and teaching more than biblical truth.  Now is the time for us to dig back into Scripture to further and deepen our understanding of the nature and character of God. If we seek him we will find Him and we will be able to make sense out of the strange events of the day in which we live.

Let us consider the things written below and ask the Lord, “God, what should be my response to these things?”

The absence of persecution in the church is a statement to our shame.  There is something wrong in the character of the church when it does not evoke any opposition to itself.  It means that the church has been found quite acceptable in the same world that is at enmity with God.  It is this contradiction that we want to examine in an account from the life of Jeremiah.

The word which came to Jeremiah - This phrase occurs 8 times in this book - Jer 11:1; 18:1; 21:1; 30:1; 34:1, 8; 35:1; 40:1. As we learn in Jer 31:26, this word came to Jeremiah in his sleep (cp Heb 1:1, Da 10:9, Zech 4:1).

This chapter introduces the section many commentators have referred to as " The Book of Consolation ". Recall that the preceding 29 chapters have brought a primarily negative message, but this chapter is like a breath of fresh air, this pleasant prophecy proceeding from Jeremiah 30 through Jeremiah 33 with Jeremiah 30:3 serving essentially as a "summary" of this message of consolation. "A new day is about to dawn, and these chapters are filled with hope." (Michael Brown) E. W. Hengstenberg identifies Jeremiah 30-33 as “the grand hymn of Israel’s deliverance.”

Jeremiah 30-33 expands on the famous hope filled words of Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare ( shalom ) and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." But as Jeremiah says in Jer 30:7 before the Jews will experience shalom , they must first endure a time of distress.

Supplement you reading with the following conservative sources use a literal approach in interpretation of the Scriptures:

At that time - When is that time? " in the latter days " (Jer 30:24), the end of this age when all Israel is saved (Ro 11:26). In fact so closely linked is this statement that the Masoretic Text includes it as verse 25 of Jeremiah 30 and then labels verse 2 as the first verse of Jeremiah 31.

G Campbell Morgan on the "Restoration of Israel, Jer 31:1-40". Remember that Morgan wrote this in 1912, long before Israel was reborn as a nation in May, 1948! As an aside, Morgan could hardly be labeled a "Dispensationalist." Morgan interprets the passage as a "literalist" writing:

The message below is a difficult one. But I pray that your eyes and ears would be opened to its timely truth.  We must remember that like Daniel and his friends, we have grown up in Babylon. We may have attended church every Sunday but we have been influenced more by Babylonian culture and teaching more than biblical truth.  Now is the time for us to dig back into Scripture to further and deepen our understanding of the nature and character of God. If we seek him we will find Him and we will be able to make sense out of the strange events of the day in which we live.

Let us consider the things written below and ask the Lord, “God, what should be my response to these things?”

The absence of persecution in the church is a statement to our shame.  There is something wrong in the character of the church when it does not evoke any opposition to itself.  It means that the church has been found quite acceptable in the same world that is at enmity with God.  It is this contradiction that we want to examine in an account from the life of Jeremiah.

The word which came to Jeremiah - This phrase occurs 8 times in this book - Jer 11:1; 18:1; 21:1; 30:1; 34:1, 8; 35:1; 40:1. As we learn in Jer 31:26, this word came to Jeremiah in his sleep (cp Heb 1:1, Da 10:9, Zech 4:1).

This chapter introduces the section many commentators have referred to as " The Book of Consolation ". Recall that the preceding 29 chapters have brought a primarily negative message, but this chapter is like a breath of fresh air, this pleasant prophecy proceeding from Jeremiah 30 through Jeremiah 33 with Jeremiah 30:3 serving essentially as a "summary" of this message of consolation. "A new day is about to dawn, and these chapters are filled with hope." (Michael Brown) E. W. Hengstenberg identifies Jeremiah 30-33 as “the grand hymn of Israel’s deliverance.”

Jeremiah 30-33 expands on the famous hope filled words of Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare ( shalom ) and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." But as Jeremiah says in Jer 30:7 before the Jews will experience shalom , they must first endure a time of distress.

The message below is a difficult one. But I pray that your eyes and ears would be opened to its timely truth.  We must remember that like Daniel and his friends, we have grown up in Babylon. We may have attended church every Sunday but we have been influenced more by Babylonian culture and teaching more than biblical truth.  Now is the time for us to dig back into Scripture to further and deepen our understanding of the nature and character of God. If we seek him we will find Him and we will be able to make sense out of the strange events of the day in which we live.

Let us consider the things written below and ask the Lord, “God, what should be my response to these things?”

The absence of persecution in the church is a statement to our shame.  There is something wrong in the character of the church when it does not evoke any opposition to itself.  It means that the church has been found quite acceptable in the same world that is at enmity with God.  It is this contradiction that we want to examine in an account from the life of Jeremiah.

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