God says to us, “I love you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). Through His love, we have “a happy song” to sing (Jeremiah 31:7). Through His love, we are “changed.” Our life is “turned around” (Jeremiah 31:18). The love of God for us is revealed most powerfully in His Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the fulfilment of the prophecy in Jeremiah 31:31-34. When we consider Him - how wonderful He is - and all He has done for us, we will “give thanks to the Lord”, rejoicing in His goodness and praising Him for “His love which endures for ever.” We see His love - supremely - in “the righteous branch” - Jesus: “The Lord our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:15-16).
“Maybe the nation of Judah will hear about
all the disasters that I plan to bring on them, and they will turn from
their wicked ways. Then I will forgive their wickedness and their sins”
(Jeremiah 36:3). Even in all life’s disasters, we must never lose sight
of God’s love. He sends disasters. This is not because He hates us. He
loves us. Through these disasters, He’s calling us back to Himself. He’s
calling us to receive His forgiveness.
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