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Jeremiah 48 and 49 | God Will Restore Your Hope

Jeremiah 48 and 49 God Will Restore
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In today’s Daily Devotional, we find ourselves reading Jeremiah 48 and 49. We delve into ancient narratives of divine judgment and eventual restoration, contemplating the repercussions of misplaced trust and alliances. These two chapters echo the timeless message of dependence on God amidst the complexities of human relationships. Do you need the hope of God’s unwavering faithfulness when life crumbles around you? Check out the Daily Devotional on Jeremiah 46 and 47.

Put Your Hope in the Lord

Embedded within the stark imagery of divine retribution are promises of restoration, underscoring God’s dual nature as both judge and redeemer. These verses prompt reflection on our own allegiances and dependencies, urging us to anchor our trust firmly in the Lord amid life’s uncertainties.

How to Depend on God for Hope and Redemption

Amidst the ebb and flow of human interactions, the call to depend solely on God resonates profoundly. As Israel’s history illustrates, true protection and provision come from unwavering obedience to God’s Word. In the midst of shifting alliances, it is the steadfastness of divine providence that offers hope and redemption to all who earnestly seek it.

Jeremiah 48 and 49 Commentary by Allen J. Huth

Today, we are in Jeremiah 48 and 49. These are long chapters on judgment of nations other than Israel. Throughout Israel’s history, the nation interacted with neighboring nations. Sometimes God used them for good, sometimes they turned on Israel. Who do you interact with? Who do you depend on? Please read or listen to the forty-seven verses of Jeremiah 48 and the thirty-nine verses of Jeremiah 49.

Those are some long readings about the judgment of God upon the nations. I will not go through my journals but only make brief comments. After most of these very horrific judgments, we hear the Lord say:

Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab in the latter days, declares the Lord (48:47).

But afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites, declares the Lord (49:6).

But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Elam, declares the Lord (49:39).

Yes, friends, God is a God of judgment, but He is also a God of restoration.

Who Do You Depend On?

Who are your friends? Who do you depend on? Have they let you down? It may be friends, or family, or your job, or your church. Eventually, you find they are not dependable; you get hurt and you look for comfort elsewhere. Yes, we need friends, family, jobs, and church, but we need to depend on the Lord. Israel would not listen to their God, nor His prophet. They looked to others often in their history. Sometimes, God used other nations for Israel’s good; sometimes, other nations betrayed Israel.

Obey God and His Word

God eventually rights all wrongs; He judges nations and people. Stay on the right side of God by staying obedient to Him and His Word. Depend on God for protection, for provision, and for deliverance. Why go through the pain of judgment and restoration? Stay the course in the Lord.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Father, we thank You that You are true to Your Word. We must obey or we can be judged. It is evident in the Book of Jeremiah. But we also thank You that You are a God of love and restoration. You are the God of the second chance. If any of us have blown it and need a second chance from You today, be the God of restoration in our lives. We ask it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Prayer of Salvation

Jesus, I don't know You, and I don't know what Your plan is for me. But thank you for coming to die in my place. I'm sorry for anything I've ever done wrong in my life. I don't understand how You could ever forgive me, but if You really would, I would like to accept your free gift of grace and complete forgiveness. Please come into my life and take control, and help me trust You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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