Tag Archive | Jeremiah

The 43rd day – The New Covenant

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God and they shall be my people. — Jeremiah 31:33

‘In Jeremiah 31:31-34 we stand on one of the greatest mountain peaks in the Old Testament. It is the only reference to a “new covenant” in the Old Testament, and is no doubt the most significant of Jeremiah’s sayings. The LORD God will write His law on the heart of the individual. It has been observed by many scholars that this is one of the most important passages in Jeremiah and contains “one of the deepest insights in the whole Old Testament.” This passage finds its fulfillment only in the true believer in Jesus Christ and His covenant with sinful man.’

I have listened to this song in this video again and again, there is nothing more powerful than the promises from God the Father himself. Amazing and wonderful!

31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 

— Jeremiah 31:31-34

Additionally, there are some encouraging words from the same chapter which means a lot to me:

3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “ Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

13 “ Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.

May the joy of the Lord be your strength in your life forever! The Lord bless you!

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The 42nd day – Plans to give you hope and a future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  — Jeremiah 29:11

The prophet Jeremiah, known as the ‘Major Prophets’, was active in Jerusalem during the tragic period of the city’s destruction by the Babylonians. Despite the fact that Jeremiah is referred to as “the weeping prophet”, his prophecy in today’s verse 29:11 is FULL OF HOPE.

Jeremiah 29:11 is a part of the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

“God knows the plans he has for his people and they are for a hope and a future. Whenever believers face hardship, there is always something for them to hope for.” — Mark Stibbe

We’re all encouraged by a leader who stirs us to move ahead, someone who believes we can do the task he has given and who will be with us all the way. God is that kind of leader. He knows the future, and his plans for us are good and full of hope. As long as God, who knows the future, provides our agenda and goes with us as we fulfill his mission, we can have boundless hope. This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship, but that God will see us through to a glorious conclusion.

God bless you!