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In Jeremiah 33:14-16 we are given a great and clear promise of God. He had already, generations before, promised that David wold have a royal house to last forever. The promised future culmination was to be much greater than David. Here, in Jeremiah, the coming one is to be the fulfillment of all God’s promises. This is the one who will save God’s people, apparently forever.
Who is the righteous one, the one who sprouts us, who saves God’s people so they are known as those who derive their righteousness from the Lord? The New Testament describes him as none other than Jesus who lived a life of perfect righteousness before giving himself into death, taking on the sin of the world and granting his righteousness to all who believe him.
During the season of Advent we turn our eyes to the Lord’s coming, eagerly anticipating his presence with his people. Not only to dwe look to and celebrate his first coming, but we anticipate his return to usher in his eternal kingdom among his people. May he come quickly and show himself as the Lord of all.
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