Jeremiah 30-33 (The Daily Walk Bible).

The devotional has a good encouragement to pay attention to the promises of God in our lives, but perhaps doesn’t go far enough with it’s warning. When we find a promise in the Bible, it doesn’t automatically apply to us! Many OT promises apply to Israel (as we see in Jeremiah, both the good and the bad promises) rather than to us. However, promises like what we have in Jeremiah 30:9 (“for my people will serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them”) do indirectly apply to us, for we will be a part of that kingdom as well. And a promise like Jeremiah 31:3 (“with unfailing love I have drawn you to myself”) can be for us as well because it’s compliment is in the New Testament (“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself”). In fact, the easiest promises for us to apply are the ones we find in the New Testament. I’ll leave you with an example of one that, although spoken to other people, applies to us too:

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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