Jeremiah buys a field

In the book of Jeremiah we read of the surprising actions of Jeremiah who, while he was in prison, purchased a field. Jerusalem was being threatened by an invading army and there was no guarantee he would ever be able to take up his purchase. But there was a deeper message behind his action: it was to be read as a sign that God would keep his promises and after the exile to come, the people of Israel would again dwell in the land.

The parable of Lazarus and the exhortations of Paul in 1 Timothy concern the attitude we should have towards wealth and possessions. The love of money will lead us astray, so any wealth we may have is to be used for the benefit of others. If we are faithful to God in all things, including our use of our wealth, there is the promise of eternal life which comes from God alone.

God keeps his promises!

Sermon: Jeremiah buys a field

 

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