Today’s passage: Jeremiah 30:1-24
- “The time of Jacob’s trouble” is associated with the time of tribulation, prior to Jesus’ second coming.
- God promises Israel and Judah a king in the line of David, Jesus Christ.
- Even though Israel had sinned, God’s covenant to bless those who bless her and curse those who curse her remained intact.
- The “latter days” refers here to the end times. The promises of this chapter are yet to be fulfilled.
Questions to consider:
- How does a passage like this help us to understand God’s continued plans for Israel? Is God entirely done with Israel?
- Who remains Israel’s hope? To whom must the people of Israel who believe turn for rescue and healing? Who will be king?
- With this understanding, what should our desire be for Israel as it stands today? What do they still need? Are they all set as a people simply because they exist as a nation again? What should our desire be for them?