Out of an earthenware jar

Re: Verse reading–Jeremiah 31:27-34; 32:1-15 (day seven) 
“Take these deeds. . .and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last a long time.  For thus says the Lord, ‘Houses and fields . . .shall again by bought in this land.’ ”  (32:14-15)  Was it intentional?  When the curriculum writers  scheduled this reading for Easter Sunday, did they see the comparison?  Jeremiah placed deeds of purchase into an earthenware jar.  The disciples buried Jesus in a earthen tomb.  Both resurrections (of Christ and of the nation of Israel) required a miracle.  “Ah Lord God!  Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power!  Nothing is too difficult for Thee.”  (Jeremiah’s prayer after making the deal–32:17)  No one can shout “He is risen!” who does not believe in the miraculous power of God.  Only God brings life out of dry ground.  May the Lord do this same miracle in the cold clay of our hearts!  Happy Easter, dear friends!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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