Jeremiah 31:3-4a The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ” I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness, I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.” (NIV)
Promise: God promises His everlasting love and faithfulness to those who belong to Him .
This promise was given to the nation Israel by the prophet Jeremiah. He was trying to encourage the Israelites with assurances from the past as they faced deportation to Babylon in their future. God had always been faithful to his people and Jeremiah wanted them to know that God will continue to love and support them in the future regardless of where they find themselves.
These ancient words of encouragement can be ours today! God does not change His attitudes and actions toward those He has chosen, Scripture tells us in Hebrews 13:8 that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Jesus tells us in John 15:19 that “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” Just as the Israelites were chosen by God to bring his message to the world, so we are chosen by God to bring the message of hope and salvation though our Lord Jesus Christ.
In this month where we celebrate love, isn’t it comforting to know that we have the love of our heavenly Father and that His love stands for eternity. God is faithful and will keep his promises to us. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, as He who promised is faithful. We can hold onto these truths and promises as we seek to show His love and kindness to others. If you waver, take a moment or two and remember how God has been with you faithfully day by day and has strengthened and supported you. He will give you the strength to continue and love for those around you.
In His Love,