“Praise the LORD of hosts: for the Lord is good…” 

(Jeremiah 33:11)

We again open the Word of God to find that wonderful declaration that “the LORD is good.” Amazingly enough, it comes from the pen of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. As Jeremiah pens this passage, he sits in prison; yet he looks beyond the bars of his captivity and sees the day when Israel will no longer be subject to any nation or ruler, save Christ. This is a word of anticipation and reveals the “Exultant Sound of His Goodness” as God restores Israel to her former standing and glory.

In this chapter, we read of the Restoration of Judah in verses 6-14. Brought back to what God had planned for them, the nations of the earth tremble and fear from all His goodness towards His chosen people.

Also, in this chapter, we read of the Root of Jesse, the Branch of Righteousness who shall be in the midst (verses 15-18). In that day, God will dwell among men for their good.

And in this chapter, we read of the Reminder of Jehovah as He verifies His covenant as unbreakable in verses 19-26.

In this section of Jeremiah, though veiled by the gathering clouds of judgment, there is a golden promise shining through. Are you surrounded by clouds of darkness? Is your heart heavy? Like Jeremiah, look beyond this vale of sorrow to a bright tomorrow, for the Lord is good.

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Craig Burcham, GSBC Faculty

Bro. Burcham served as the Chairman of the Bible Department at Golden State Baptist College before answering the call to pastor the Mountain Vista Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, AZ. Pastor Burcham travels each week to teach the next generation at GSBC. Before coming to GSBC, he served as a missionary with his family in Japan for several years and then pastored in Missouri.