Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Search The Scriptures -- Jeremiah
Study 33 – Jeremiah 49:34-50:46
1. God’s people are restored because the Lord made a promise to use them to be a blessing to the nations. God keeps His promises. The exile in Babylon was only necessary to bring about repentance from the nations of Israel and Judah. Once repentance had been achieved God could mold the clay of His people into the vessel that He wanted it to become.
2. Babylon was merely a pawn in the hands of the Lord. Babylon could not be brought into the covenant because Babylon clung to her false gods. Jeremiah singles out Bel and Marduke when he prophecies against Babylon. The Lord is Almighty. He uses whomever He wills in order to accomplish His purposes.