“The days are coming declares the LORD when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.” (Jeremiah 33:14)
The Scriptures are full of God’s promises to His people and also to those who are outside the shelter of His good promises. But there are some promises of God that really stand out, as they relate not only you personally, but affect the whole world and its future.
One such promise is seen in the above text. I came upon this recently in my private devotions and it struck me to the core, how God is and will be faithful to every one of his promises including this one.
The promise above is concerning the place Israel, as a literal, ethnic people will have in God’s scheme of things yet future.
The same chapter records the LORD saying “Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety...” (16) In other words, as we know, the “good word” which God has promised for the nation of Israel has not yet happened - but it will happen! Why? Because God has promise it will be. As a matter of fact He affirms His promise for those who might doubt. He says this further down in v 20. “If you can break my covenant for the day and for the night, so that the day and night will not be at their appointed time, then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant...”
In other words, the LORD says “as sure as there will always be night and day be assured that My promises of blessing will come to pass.”
Do you know that us Gentiles who have been born again by the Spirit of God also shelter under the ‘new covenant’ made with Israel (Jer. 31:31) This new and better covenant was ratified with blood, the poured out life of Jesus Christ through which we are promised forgiveness of sins. (Mtt 26:28).
According to Romans 11:17 we Gentiles have been now been “grafted in.” That is, we are also partakers of the blessings of God toward Israel.
Praise the LORD that we can rest assured in the promises of God and that God in grace has grafted us in to shelter under those promised blessings.