Do not fear

November 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Here is that strong biblical message again… do not fear!  Jeremiah draws a pretty ugly picture of a world under God’s judgment in chapter 46.  And yet, he suddenly changes the tone in the last two verses of the chapter.  “Do not fear… do not be dismayed… I will surely save you” (46:27).  God’s people are promised peace and security in the midst of life’s messiness and the world’s self destructiveness.  How is it possible not to fear, and why is the promise of peace and security one to take serious?  Because “I am with you,” declares the Lord (46:28).  Since He is Immanuel – God with us – in Jeremiah’s ugly picture, we will not be completely destroyed (46:28).  The One who promises all this is indeed the only One to trust!


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