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When Circumstances Don’t Make Sense
Jeremiah was in a circumstance that did not make sense. Jerusalem was under siege. He was imprisoned. He had a word from the Lord earlier saying that they would not succeed against the Chaldeans, but would be carried away to Babylon.
Then the Lord gave him a word to purchase a field. Jeremiah’s response was to pray for understanding. Jeremiah 32:17-25 was his prayer. Verse 17, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
He continued to recount who the Lord is: shows lovingkindness, great in counsel, mighty in work, and with eyes that are open to the works of men.
Verse 24 he says, “Look, the siege mounts! They have come to the city to take it; and the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans…”
Verse 25 says, “And You have said to me, O Lord God, Buy the field for money, and take witnesses!—yet the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.”
Jeremiah could not make sense of why the Lord would tell him to buy a field when the land had been sieged by the enemy and they were all going to be carried away.
Verse 26-35 was the Lord’s recall of why He allowed the enemy to capture them. Then verse 37 says, “…I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.” Verse 40 says, “…I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.”
Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge…” Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”
Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Let us follow Jeremiah’s example and pray for understanding in our worldwide present circumstance that doesn’t make sense. The key is to return to the fear of the Lord. Let us ask Him to put His fear in all our hearts so that we will not depart from Him.