Today’s passage: Jeremiah 31:1-30
- The beginning of verse 1, “At that time” let’s us know this chapter continues God’s proclamations from chapter 30.
- Matthew would later refer to verse 15 in response to Herod’s murder of the male children in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:17-18).
- Ephraim was used to refer to the northern 10 tribes of Israel by this time.
Questions to consider:
- How does knowing that God is the shepherd who does not lose His sheep (Verse 10) give us a right perspective on who’s really in charge and responsible to keep things on track?
- Which attribute of God does He say is truly satisfying to our souls (Verse 14)? What kinds of things do we often look to for satisfaction? Why is this attribute of God (And…God Himself) superior to all other contenders?
- How does God’s perfect goodness also qualify Him to give us perfect truth in revelation and make Him a perfect judge? What confidence does His goodness give us in knowing that Christ truly and sufficiently paid the penalty of our sin?