Jeremiah 16

BIBLE CHALLENGE


June 27, 2021

Groundworks Ministries Daily Bible Challenge


" 'However, take note! The days are coming' – the Lord’s declaration – 'when it will no longer be said: As the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites from the land of Egypt..."

Jeremiah 16



“‘However, take note! The days are coming’ – the Lord’s declaration – ‘when it will no longer be said: As the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites from the land of Egypt, but rather: As the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites from the land of the north and from all the other lands where He had banished them. For I will return them to their land that I gave their ancestors.’” Jeremiah 16:14-15


The form that we use to re-tell the story of the Passover is called the Haggadah. “Haggadah” is a Hebrew word for “the telling.” The dinner that we eat while listening to the Haggadah is called a Seder. “Seder” means “order.” So the Passover Seder Haggadah is literally the ordered re-telling of God’s Passover, His deliverance of Israel’s bondage in Egypt.


In today’s passage, God is telling Israel that, in the future, there will be another “type” of Passover. It will be the story of Israel’s deliverance from their bondage among the nations and re-deliverance back to the land of Israel.


But there is another deliverance coming for Israel, and we will read about it in a few weeks. Here is a sneak peek: Israel’s deliverance from the bondage of sin through the New Covenant of Messiah Jesus.


“Look, the days are coming” – this is the Lord’s declaration – “When I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. This one will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt – a covenant they broke, even though I had married them – the Lord’s declaration. “I will place My law within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be My people. No longer will one teach his neighbor, or his brother, saying ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know me from the least to the greatest of them’ – the Lord’s declaration. ‘For I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin.’” Jeremiah 31:31-34


Furthermore, God’s “Salvation” (His “Yeshua” – Jesus’ Hebrew Name means “Salvation”), His “New Covenant” and “New Passover” are also extended to the Gentiles.


“He says, ‘It is not enough for you to be my servant raising up the tribes of Jacob and restoring the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, to be My salvation (Yeshua) to the ends of the earth,’” Isaiah 49:6


Isn’t it good to know that everlasting atonement has been offered to all mankind, exclusively through Messiah Jesus? Have you entered into Messiah Jesus’ “Passover”?


“For Messiah, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us observe the festival, not with the old yeast, or with the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:7b-8