Jeremiah: “O Lord God! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power; nothing is too hard for you! – Jeremiah 32:17
God: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind; is there anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27
There you have it!
Jeremiah has prophesied that bad times are coming for the residents of Jerusalem. They will be defeated by the Babylonians and exiled to Babylon.
But Jeremiah has also prophesied that God will bring the captives back to Jerusalem seventy years after they have been taken away. Obviously, those returning will be descendants of those taken to Babylon.
Today’s verse relates to God telling Jeremiah to accept an offer to purchase land. Talk about long-range planning!
The land would be taken by the Babylonians but later the Jews would be returning to it, according to God.
Those Jews with deeds to land would have something very valuable in the future………and Jeremiah would be one of them.
God has things figured out. He knows the past, present, and future.
My task is to trust Him. To rely on Him. To seek His Will.
Jeremiah had that type of trust. He had to believe that God would do in the days ahead as He had said He would. Jeremiah agreed to buy land that was about to be taken over by others and to believe that the invaders would be driven out and his land would be returned to him or his family. A lot of trust required!
Jesus has promised to return to earth. The earth we know now will never be the same again when He does.
My job is to be preparing myself and everyone I know for that return. It will happen as He says.