Jeremiah 31:25 – Verse of the Day 1/10/14
Jeremiah’s words of hope come in the midst of his great prophecy of restoration for Israel (chapters 30-33), and just before his promise of a “New Covenant” in verses 31-34. The people of Israel were weary and languishing in exile, but they still had reason to hope. God promised to restore them to the Promised Land as a sign of his ultimate restoration to His eternal heavenly dwelling place. We, like Israel, have been unfaithful to our covenant with God, but God has been faithful to us and Jesus lived a perfectly righteous life on our behalf. It is through him alone that we receive rest and eternal refreshment.
Thank the Lord for the hope that you have in Christ. As you pray, consider the beauty and consistency of God’s covenant promises. God’s plan of redemption is a work of thousands of years; in fact, it is a work that began before the foundations of the world (Ephesians 1:3-5). Thank the Lord that salvation depends upon Him and not ourselves, and thank the Lord for the hope that He has given us through His Son.