5“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely
and do what is just and right in the land.
6In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Savior.” (Jeremiah 23:5, 6)
In the history of mankind, there has only been one Righteous Savior, just one who lived solely for others and spoke a pure message of peace and love. These verses above reference the coming of Jesus Christ, the righteous branch of David who became the King of Kings and whose reign wisely taught those who had ears to hear and hearts to listen, the truth of God’s endless mercy and eternal grace. If God has grown tired of our culture as we consistently treat others with hostility, ignore the marginalized and broken, and lift up those who stand for everything Christ spoke against (pride, wealth, idolatry); there is still hope. And that hope is Jesus Christ. He was the hope Jeremiah presented to the Israelites as they were carried away to Babylon. He is the hope I present to you today.
I also want to present to you another pertinent conversation from the folks of The Holy Post. Phil, Skye, Kaitlyn, and Jason have a very interesting conversation about interpreting truths from the Bible, and Skye interviews author Kara Powell about her book “3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager.” That interview offers some really great insight for parents of teenagers or soon-to-be-teens.
Last week saw just the perfect amount of great new music released in the Christian genre. New singles from big names like for King & Country; Cochren & Co.; Danny Gokey; Sanctus Real; Jervis Campbell; (click each artist to hear their latest) and this amazing collaboration from Chris Tomlin and Brandon Lake.
Reading plan: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Deeper reading plan: Jeremiah 23, 24