THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE
1095 Devotional “Trips”!
Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.
Reading assignment: __Jeremiah 30
Focal verse(s): Jeremiah 30:3: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess, says the Lord.”
The Lord instructed Jeremiah to write down God’s promises of comfort in future days so that the exiles could read them after the fall of Jerusalem. Before Israel and Judah would be returned to the land there would be a time of calamity for the nation, but the Lord would ultimately restore the people. God would completely wipe out the nations which had punished Israel and Judah. He would not completely destroy His chosen people, instead healing their wounds and rebuilding them physically as a nation, including the rebuilding of Jerusalem. If you’re God’s child, you can rest assured that no matter how bleak your present situation may appear, God is on the throne and will be with His children through all trials and tribulations, eventually giving us the total victory over Satan and the world. We need to remain faithful to Christ through all hardships and trials because we know the end result of our fight for righteousness is victory in Jesus! A devoted young missionary in Central America said, “The work is hard…I go about on fishing boats through the day. At night I sleep on piles of hides on the decks. The people do not seem much interested in the Gospel message I bring. Sometimes the adversary tempts me to discouragement in the face of seeming lack of success. But I take courage and press on anew as I remember that God does not hold me responsible for success but for faithfulness.” *
* Walter B. Knight, “Knight’s Master Book of New illustrations”, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co.), page 196.