All God’s promises are true but not all are easy.
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Jeremiah 22:24 - "As surely as I live," says the LORD…
Read - 2 Kings 24:5-9, 2 Chronicles 36:9, Jeremiah 22:24-30
Babylon continues to control Judah as a Vassal State. Jehoiakim dies and his son Jehoiachin begins to reign but for a very short season. He hasn’t got a heart for God and rules poorly and has a very short tenure. Today’s text defines a part of failure. The King was considered a failure because none of His children would rule nor take over his throne. This would have ramifications felt centuries later.
Lord, I want to be victorious in your eyes…not a failure.
The promise of being Mended by Jesus is illustrated in Jeremiah 18 with the Potter re-forming a de-formed piece of pottery. The image of being Marred by Sin is given here in Jeremiah 22:28 when we ready that this new King was like a discarded broken jar. Choose Christ the Mender!