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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Jeremiah 33

The daytime... of the night

Summary:
While Jems was still under watch, he told people that God could tell them great things if they called to him. God will kill the people of Judah for their sin, but then heal her. They will be cleansed. Jerusalem won't be empty, and people will sing thanks once again.

God will rise up a King who will do what is right and good. There will always be a Davidic king on the throne, and always a priest giving offerings. Breaking this covenant will be as hard as breaking God's covenant with the day and the night. If day and night cease, then so will this covernant. God has not rejected his two nations, just as he hasn't rejected day and night.

Key verse:
17. David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel

My thoughts:
I would contend that Jesus fulfils both the eternal priestly and the eternal royal roles in relation to this passage.

I quite like the image of God's covenant with nature to be as it is. Despite all of Israel's shortcomings, God's first covenant with his creation will not cease. He is not an unfaithful God.

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