Focus verses: Jeremiah 49:4-6
In these three verses, God shows the way he deals with nations. When the nation is unfaithful to Him, or doesn’t even believe in Him, He will chastise them with the nearest rod.
Sometimes that rod is another nation, and the country is conquered or led away into exile. But the Lord keeps a remnant for restoration. That is our hope for our nation.
As long as there is a faithful remnant of God’s chosen people, He will not utterly destroy and erase all trace of the nation. He will restore His faithful remnant to their rightful heritage.
Our rightful heritage is the Name of the Lord. When we call upon the name of Christ, our Saviour, we have the same heritage as Christ for He says He calls us friends, and He has confided the entire business of God to us.
Because we have been given great knowledge and been taken into the confidence of God (not my thoughts, but His), we are also given great responsibility in carrying out the business of our God. Our greatest shame would be to fail in that task. The restoration of our nation is dependent upon our being that faithful remnant.
May we, by the grace of God, be equal to the task.
Help us to remain faithful to You and Your precepts, regardless of the call and pull of the world around us. Keep us attuned to Your voice and Your instructions in all we do.