Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 32-34
This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time.
This is a really a strange action considering all that is going on.
Jeremiah is under ‘house arrest’, the Babylonians are at the gates, and Jeremiah has again declared there is no hope of rescue.
The Babylonians are going to take over and cart the people off into captivity and slavery.
While that is going on Jeremiah buys some land.
Really? Are you nuts? What a waste of money?
Not so fast . . . Jeremiah also knows and trusts in the promise of God.
There is hope.
Not hope that the circumstances of this day are going to change, but that this is not the future that God has planned.
Jeremiah’s action is an act of hope – a declaration that things will be better.
Now, cue Annie . . . “The sun will come up tomorrow . . .”
Tomorrow’s Reading – Jeremiah 35-37