My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Jeremiah 31

The New Testament

God will build Judah again, and they will prosper again, so sing to God. God'll bring them back and look after them. God will redeem you. Everyone will be happy.

God has great compassion on Ephraim, who has repented. People won't die for other's sins, but only for their own. God will make a new and different covenant and the law will be written on their hearts. God will not reject Israel. The city will be rebuilt.

Key verses:
31-32. The time is coming," declares the Lord,
"when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant
I made with their forefathers

My thoughts:
The mention of a new covenant is highly significant to Christians. Christians maintain that this covenant is, of course, the new covenant made through Jesus; a new way of doing things.

This is a cool chapter for God's restoring power.


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