No, this is not the reality of the Jews quite yet. As we meet here, I might be talking to a number of people who are totally distressed about any number of present realities that are troubling you to the core. 30:4 ¶ [And/Now/So] these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. He will restore them. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. And that’s to be some consolation to them. i. Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob: God foretold a time of terrible catastrophe to come upon the Jewish people, the time of Jacob’s trouble. All your lovers have forgotten you; All men must honour the Son as they honour the Father, and come into the service and worship of God by him. The Lord has already spoken of the Jews’ current troubles. And it’s at this lowest point in the story of Judah that God breaks in with another prophecy. but I will [correct/chasten/discipline] thee [in measure/justly], We start with current trouble in Jeremiah 30:12-15. b. None to make him afraid? This is Zion, whom no man [seeketh/cares] [after/for]. The same is true with us Christians. Amazing! For I will restore health to you 21 And their nobles shall be [of themselves/one of their own people], thou hast no healing medicines. For behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the LORD. i. and I will [cause them to return/bring them back] to the land that I gave to their [fathers/anscestors], And now for the first installment in the Book of Consolation. Additionally, though, they will serve “David their king.”. Jeremiah 30 Commentary: The situation in Judah is bleak.The book of Jeremiah has led us through the steep spiritual decline of the nation. And I will punish all who oppress them. Your affliction is incurable: God spoke to the Jewish people honestly about their sinful condition, and that among men there was no one to plead your cause. These are the words God ordered to be written; and promises written by his order, are truly his word. One expression of God’s love for the good is His displeasure for what is evil. All those who devour you shall be devoured: God spoke comfort to His people, assuring their sense of justice that those who had afflicted and devoured them would themselves go into captivity and become plunder. God promised to restore them because the opposing nations treated Israel as an outcast. [We/I/You] [have heard/hear] [a voice/a sound/cries] of [trembling/terror/panic], of [fear/dread/terror], and [not of/there is no] peace [in sight]. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. I think that’s the purpose of the Apostle Paul when he tells us in the book of Romans that our present suffering is not worthy to be compared to the glory that awaits us. a. i. They will remain. ‘Your affliction is incurable, The context here in Jeremiah 30 has the Lord speaking these words of threatening judgement on the nations that have oppressed his people Israel. 6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man [doth travail with child/can give birth]? It’s so “great” that there is none like it. because thy sins [were/are] [increased/numerous/so much]. You do. In other words, God declares that he himself is the one who is inflicting this punishment. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. (1-11) Encouragement to trust Divine promises. Yet, though the captives suffered justly, and could not help themselves, the Lord intended to appear for them, and to punish their oppressors; and he will still do so. So, when he speaks of future deliverance for his people the Jews – he’s focusing on their ultimate deliverance as a nation. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Learn how your comment data is processed. He will protect them (as in Revelation 12:6) and bring them to faith in their Messiah, Jesus Christ (Jeremiah 23:6, Romans 11:26). Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. And their governor shall come from their midst; And David their king, But to back out of the details of this chapter and to speak once more of it as a whole, I’d say we see that God’s purpose in this chapter is to encourage his people by both acknowledging their current trouble as well as pointing them past their trouble to the future glory that awaited his people. He must write a description of the trouble the people were now in, and were likely to be in. “The lovers were the surrounding nations on whom Judah had relied for help against Babylon.” (Harrison), ii. They’re coming! Or maybe your discomfort is a result of God’s patient and loving – and yet painful – chastening. and will not leave thee [altogether/by any means/entirely] unpunished. ‘You shall be My people, Jesus Christ was, in all this, truly wonderful. a. I will break his yoke from your neck: A false prophet previously used the symbol of the broken yoke to bring false hope (Jeremiah 28:2-4). and have [mercy/compassion] on his [dwellingplaces/ruined homes]; and [the/every] city shall be builded upon her own [heap/ruin], Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. They shall be taken again into covenant with the Lord, according to the covenant made with their fathers. And so, may the Lord help us all to look past the now to see the glorious later. For behold, I will save you from afar, Yet I will not make a complete end of you. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. [saith/declares/affirms] the LORD, 16 Therefore all they that [devour/destroy] thee shall be [devoured/destroyed]; 7 Alas! And yet, some things that we’re going to see in the “future deliverance” section in the next few verses just seem to be outside of what we know about how Israel made it back to the land. i. d. It is the time of Jacob’s trouble: As described in Jeremiah 30, this time of Jacob’s trouble seems beyond the catastrophe of the Babylonian invasions and exile. Or this might even be God promising to resurrect King David to rule over his people. That he will be with the prophet to save him. and their [governor/ruler] shall proceed from the midst of them; And their ruler would be a godly man, which was quite a contrast to what they experienced throughout most of their history and especially for the 2 decades or so before Babylon came. Now, unlike the first section of this chapter in verses 5-11, this second section I think could be speaking almost exclusively of Israel’s return to their land after the 70 years of Babylonian captivity. The book of Jeremiah has led us through the steep spiritual decline of the nation. He goes past the 400 silent years leading up to the New Testament. No, indeed God does seek after Zion. The very words are such as the Holy Ghost teaches. Who is this: “Who but my Son Christ durst do it, or was fit to do it? that I will [bring again the captivity/restore the fortunes/reverse the plight] of my people Israel and Judah, yet will I not [make a full end of/completely destroy] thee: And it’s at this point in the middle of verse 11 that the Lord starts the second major section of this chapter. with [the/a] [chastisement/punishment] [of a cruel one/cruel]. so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s [descendants’] [trouble/distress]; If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain.

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