These are the words of Yahweh, during the time of Jeremiah, the Prophet-
Jer 33:14 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform the good word that I have spoken to the house of Israel, and to the house of Juda. Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, I will make the bud of justice to spring forth unto David, and he shall do judgment and justice in the earth. Jer 33:16 In those days shall Juda be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell securely: and this is the name that they shall call him, The Lord our just one.
Let’s try to draw points from God’s promise to the Israelites during this particular episode of their life.
I see the following causal effects of God’s promise for our reflection today.
I. Gives Power
♦At present or at the moment it was pronounced to the hearers
♦In the future and its fulfillment
♦Strength and invigoration
II. Gives Hope
♦In the midst of the situation where they are
♦That something better is to come
♦The present situation is not the ultimate one
III. Gives a New Perception
♦ A new understanding and action
♦A promise is not a dead word it is a power that accomplishes something from the one that promised and to the one whom the promise is offered.
♦These are the words ears want to hear, promises eyes want to see, promises the minds to want to retain and bear, and the promises the living want to live for.
Promises, therefore, are realities that come in their own times.
God has taught and shown us that promises are not dead words rather they are alive and should be an inseparable part of the new things to come.
The new things that will preserve, enhance and give life’s meaning to all the living.