-Restoration is again promised to the prophet Jeremiah a second time as he was still confined in the court of the guard during the siege of Jerusalem during the Babylonian invasion. The LORD, who made the earth, will answer His people when they call to Him. He will tell them great and mighty things, which they do not know (Jeremiah 33:1-3). While God hid His face because of their wickedness at this time, He will heal them and bring them back to health revealing His abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33:4-6). He promises to restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel to rebuild them as they were at first (Jeremiah 33:7, 11). They will again experience cleansing, pardon, joy, praise, and glory before God and all the nations of the earth. God guarantees that He will again do good exceedingly to them as joy, gladness, and wedding sounds in thanksgiving will occur in the restoration (Jeremiah 33:8-11). All the places that were laid low will be inhabited once again in the land (Jeremiah 33:12-13). *Application* The LORD’s everlasting love for His children should help us walk in security and joy all the days of our lives. Call out to God, and He will answer you too, showing you great and mighty things, which you don’t yet know! Trust in His goodness!
-The Davidic Kingdom is once again assured in the remaining verses of this chapter as the Word of the LORD (Jeremiah 33:14-26). God promises to fulfill His Word even though the circumstances look really bleak in the nation at this time. The restoration will one day come in the Righteous Branch of David, who will spring forth and execute justice and righteousness on the earth (Jeremiah 33:15). David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, and they will dwell in safety (2 Samuel 7:8-17, Jeremiah 33:16-17). The Levitical priests will also never lack a man before the LORD to offer burnt and grain offerings and prepare sacrifices continually (Jeremiah 33:18). His covenant will be established forever and His people will multiply (Jeremiah 33:19-22). God will restore their fortunes and have mercy on His people (Jeremiah 33:26). This has partially been fulfilled in the first incarnation of Christ Jesus as He established righteousness by faith in Him alone for salvation for the Jews and Gentiles alike. He is coming again to secure His nation Israel and rule with absolute authority over His Kingdom. This is when we will see the complete consummation of these prophecies given by Jeremiah. *Application* Accept the Davidic King Jesus who is the righteous Branch. He executes justice and righteousness as the Son of Man and the Son of God, only begotten from the Father (John 1:1-18; 3:16). All who trust in Him will have His peace and truth and will reign with Him forever securely.
Verses to Memorize: Jeremiah 33:3, 15