Chaldean warriors surrounded Jerusalem. The city was going to fall. Inside the city walls, the king was in denial. But God’s prophet knew it would fall.
Then God told Jeremiah to do something very strange: Redeem your uncle’s land! This meant that he was to buy a piece of land that his uncle had lost.
This was a common practice in Israel. It kept the land in the family. But what made it so foolish this time was that the land was already under the control of the invaders!
The reason God told Jeremiah to redeem the land at that time was as an act of faith in God’s ability to do the impossible. He wanted to show the certainly of His promise to bring the people back into their land after being totally defeated and carried away.
God promised they would come back. Jeremiah purchasing the land demonstrated his faith in God’s ability to do anything – nothing is too hard for God (v.17,27).
- How are we acting in faith?
- Do we step out on God’s promises even when circumstances and everything screams it’s impossible?
- Can we trust the Lord to do what seems impossible for us?
- If we truly believed that nothing was too hard for God, what would we do?
May we believe and live the truth of Jeremiah’s prayer:
“Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” — Jeremiah 32:17