Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
This is one of God's promises given to previous generations and uses those keywords 'David', 'raise up', 'justice and righteousness'. We see this as applying to Jesus, when He came in the time of Herod. But it also has a fulfillment yet to come when Jesus returns. He came, was raised up, a horn of salvation in the house of David, but He did not rule as king or execute justice and righteousness. This will happen when He returns and will rule the nations with a rod of iron, from Jerusalem, for a thousand years. He will rule with God's wisdom and grace; justice will be done and righteousness shall be manifest. Come soon, Lord Jesus!