Monday, 19 August 2019
Jeremiah 30:18 Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
So here's a practical question, as we start a little series on consecutive verses from Jeremiah chapter 30: where does God restore? Where is He rebuilding?
In the same place! Wow - that's revolutionary and, according to most received church wisdom and practice, unexpected: even wrong. Surely God always does something new. Isn't that history of church grwoth? That whenever there is a move of the Spirit, we must have new wineskins, in a field down the road?
But that isn't what the text says. God rebuilds the city on its own mound and the palace will stand where it used to be. What can we learn from that for today?