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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Jeremiah 33

 

 

Verses 1-26

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3Comments - God wants to do more than just answer a prayer in the area of healing, finances, relationships, etc. for His children. He wants to guide us along a spiritual journey that takes us places we have never dreamed or imagined we could achieve. God has greater plans for our lives than we do for ourselves. Our spiritual journey is more than getting our needs met. God will meet these needs as we step out in faith to meet His needs. Prayer is not God serving us, but us serving God. Jesus prayed to the Father for guidance and direction while entrusting His soul, His personal needs, to divine providence and provision.

The word "mighty" meaning "inaccessible" things. God"s will and plan for you is to believe Him for the impossible. If you are not striving for greater events and miracles in your life, then you are not in God"s perfect plan, His highest plan for you. Jeremiah was in a dungeon when this revelation was given to him, in a place at the darkest hour of his life. We too are to pray for the miraculous at our most difficult times. Bob Nichols, of Calvary Cathedral International, Fort Worth, Texas, has always said, "There is a way when you pray." 26] Joyce Meyer said, "When problems come, go to the throne and not to the phone. Why do you seek counsel from people who do not know what they are doing?" 27]

26] Bob Nichols, "Sermon," Calvary Cathedral International, Fort Worth, Texas.

27] Joyce Meyer, Enjoying Everyday Life (Fenton, Missouri: Joyce Meyer Ministries), on Trinity Broadcasting Network (Santa Ana, California), television program.

Jeremiah 33:4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

Jeremiah 33:4Comments - During the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587-586, the Jews looked to the arm of flesh to fortify themselves against their oppressors. They had done this same thing under the siege of Sennacherib in 701 B.C. The ASV reads, "For thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are broken down to make a defence against the mounds and against the sword;"

Scripture References- Note a similar verse:

Isaiah 22:10, "And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall."

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:11 — "and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD" - Scripture Reference- Note:

Hebrews 13:15, "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that Isaiah , the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."

Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:13 — "shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them" - Comments- A similar verse in Leviticus 27:32 confirms that this was a method of counting the flock.

Leviticus 27:32, "And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Jeremiah 33:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/jeremiah-33.html. 2013.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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