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Everlasting covenant, never forgotten

By Dale Stonecipher in Redeemer Church 3 months ago | 580 views Link: https://goo.gl/RZBTWa

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The faithful prophet, Jeremiah, spoke the word of the Lord during his generation.  Often the word involved God bringing judgment upon His people because of their disobedience.  The Babylonians would come as God’s servants to execute His judgment and would conquer God’s chosen and carry them away into captivity.  It was a sad period in Israel’s history.  But God was not finished with them.

In chapter 50, Jeremiah speaks of judgment upon the nation of Babylon as God tells of their demise.  In His appointed time, God would bring His people back into the land He had promised.  Jeremiah said, “In those days and in that time, declares the LORD, the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, weeping as they come, and they shall seek the LORD their God.  They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, saying, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.’” They looked forward to being joined to the everlasting covenant that would never be forgotten.

Jeremiah had spoken of that covenant in chapter 31 when he quoted God as saying He would make a new covenant and put a new law in their minds and write it on their hearts and would be their God and forgive their iniquity and set their sins aside to be remembered no more.

We praise our God that He did establish that covenant with His people.  Jesus told His disciples on the night of His betrayal that the cup they would drink would be the new covenant in His blood.  He would shed His blood to establish that covenant.

In chapter 50 again, Jeremiah says God will pardon those whom He preserves.  God declares that there is none like Him; none who can withstand Him.  He will uphold His covenant and it will be everlasting, never forgotten.

Believers, we can rejoice that our God has established a new covenant with us and given us a new heart.  Rejoice that He keeps His everlasting covenant, never forgetting it.  Rejoice that He pardons our sins in the blood of the Son and remembers them no more.

May we imitate Jeremiah in sharing the message so that others might seek to join themselves to the everlasting covenant, never forgotten.

Dale

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Donna Dean

Amen!

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