6 And Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 7 ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you, saying, “Buy my field which is in Anathoth, for the right of redemption is yours to buy it.”’ 8 Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the Lord, and said to me, ‘Please buy my field that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin; for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord. 9 So I bought the field from Hanamel, the son of my uncle who was in Anathoth, and weighed out to him the money—seventeen shekels of silver. - Jeremiah 32:6-9 New King James Version

I. Hope When Life Is Under Siege (Jeremiah 32:2)

What do we do when life is under siege?

In this tale of God's remembrance, the Bible says, "The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging Jerusalem" (Jeremiah 32:2), and ... "The siege ramps are against the wall" (Jeremiah 32:24). What are these surrounded, hopeless souls to do when their very lives are under siege?

The story points to imperative glory; the immutable hope implicit in the promises of God! The number one thing that every one of us wants from God is an enduring sense of His unfailing promises. We want to hold His word, believing that what God says will be. His covenants are unalterable. They cannot be changed.

II. Hope When You Spend All to Buy a Future (Jeremiah 32:9)

In Jeremiah 32:9, Jeremiah takes his seventeen shekels to buy a symbol of hope.

Look at the verse 25: Yet you, O Lord GOD, have said to me, “Buy the field for money and get witnesses”—though the city is given into the hands of the Chaldeans.’”

God’s ways are higher than our ways. Sometimes we don’t understand the move of God in our lives but God does.

In Jeremiah 32 God wants from Jeremiah that he buy a piece of land not for today but future. “An investment for the future”

There are somethings we need to see not from a perspective of today but for the future.

And I understand what Paul meant in the unfailing, unfading word of God when he says, "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be" (Romans 8:18).

I want to tell you that God specializes in redemption He can see what our natural eyes cannot see. When our frustrations seems to overcome on us, you can still take the hand of God and say Lord help me I can’t make it alone.

God speaks to Jeremiah and even he was in prison but God gave him promise for future.

Can you sow when you are in struggle?

Do we have faith to invest in programs, buildings and ministries believing that God will use in future rather than in present.

Whatever happens in this life, there is hope. When all my dreams are under siege, I remember the deed sealed in a clay jar. And as I trust in His enduring promises, I wake each morning with this confidence that makes all life possible: "It is always right to hope!

Let me tell you that the investment you are doing by having teaching, learning and opening new ministries will produce fruits for our daughters and sons are yet to come.

Look at the last verses of Jeremiah 32:42-44

42 “This is what the Lord says: Just as I have brought all these calamities on them, so I will do all the good I have promised them. 43 Fields will again be bought and sold in this land about which you now say, ‘It has been ravaged by the Babylonians, a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.’ 44 Yes, fields will once again be bought and sold—deeds signed and sealed and witnessed—in the land of Benjamin and here in Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the hill country, in the foothills of Judah[a] and in the Negev, too. For someday I will restore prosperity to them. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

In another words God saying to Jeremiah; I want you to buy the land because I got a plan to fill it for future.

Glory To God!


Pastor Mark

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