God our Father

Jeremiah 30-31

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Wednesday, March 8

Today’s chapters really reminded me of how God is truly a Father to his people.  Chapter 30 is all about how He is punishing the Israelites for their own good.  But He doesn’t just say that He’s going to punish them, He also says that he will restore them after (30:17).  After this He reminds them of His love in verse 22: “So you will be my people, and I will be your God.”  and in 31:3 where it says “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
Today’s passage also reminded me of what an incredible God we have who knows of our great guilt and many sins (30:15) but still offers us forgiveness! (31:34)
In 31:35 Jeremiah reminds us of how amazing and incredible God is:
“This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar- the LORD Almighty is his name:”
The same God who is in control of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE looks at you, sees your sin, and still loves you.  This same God disciplines you like a child, and continues to care for you like the father He is.  Let that sink in.
Don’t we have an awesome Father?
-Sarah Blanchard
(Photo Credit: http://www.alittleperspective.com/jeremiah-30-and-31/)
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