October 6, Reading 2 – Jeremiah 39

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SAA Notes

Jeremiah and Ebed-Melech are preserved during this holocaust. The people are cast out of the land, as Adam and Eve were from Eden. The Lord leaves Jeremiah amongst the survivors as His messenger.

SJA Notes

* Father God, please show us Jesus today.

“Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, left in the land of Judah some of the poor people who owned nothing, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.”

This passage contains a lot of different elements. Punishment on King Zedekiah and the nobles. God taking care of Jeremiah, and His promise to Ebed-melech.

But here as well we see a picture of our own reality, our state and salvation.

Who is left to caretake the vineyards and the fields?

The poor. The lowly. Those without standing.

Humility is such an important truth for us to wrestle with. From the day we are saved and continually as we are sanctified.

Because in and of ourselves we _ARE_ poor, lowly, without standing.

There is _nothing_ in or of us that recommends us to God.

But … We have a better story, our King Jesus!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

It is IN HIM that we find our standing, our riches, our strength. In HIM we find salvation.

* Gracious Father,

Thank You for Jesus. Thank You that it is His righteousness that stands for us, Your people.

Thank You that through His sacrifice, His blood shed, we are saved.

Amen, and Hallelujah!

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