Yirmiyahu - Jeremiah - Chapter 33 « Previous Chapter 32. And shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. This should cheer us in intercession for others. And God has promised those people that their king will come in the Millennium. Jeremiah 33 commentary 1. 5. 2. What follows are incredible promises concerning the restoration of the nation, its rulers, and its worship leaders. E. Vaux, Sermon Notes, 2nd series, p. 34; G. Moberly, Parochial Sermons, p. 271. V. God promises to exceed all we can ask or think. God would hear us, and “would answer us, and would shew us great and mighty things, which we know not.” Our private meditations also on his blessed word would be attended with “an unction which should teach us all things [Note: 1 John 2:20; 1 John 2:27. "call to Me" - BDB 894, KB 1128, Qal imperative, singular, cf. 4. ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ 4. "I will answer you" - BDB 772, KB 851, Qal imperfect used in a cohortative sense. Let His past goodness make us “instant in prayer.”, Thomas Brooks, alluding to the old classical myth of Daedalus, who, being imprisoned in the island of Crete, made wings for himself, by which he escaped to Italy, says, “Christians must do as Daedalus, who, when he could not escape by a way upon earth, went by a way of heaven.” Holy prayers are the wings of the soul’s deliverance. Expect great things from God. 1 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,. Jeremiah 33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Jeremiah 33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. This brings us to the third and final part of God's call to prayer in Jeremiah 33;3 that we want to consider this morning. To continue in prayer. More prayer will show us more power. People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Verse Comparison: Jeremiah 33:3. To expect great things as answers to prayer, “I will shew thee great and mighty things” We are to look for things--, 1. 3. ], "In other words, although God can make himself heard, and has already done so in saying this, nevertheless to reveal all that he wants to say, he desires a hearer who is already reaching out to him. He needs not indeed to be prevailed upon by our solicitations, as though he were of himself averse to grant us his blessings; but still it is our duty to pray unto him; and he teaches us to expect his blessings only in the discharge of this duty: “Ask, and ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find:” “If any man luck wisdom, let him ask of God; and it shall be given him.” We are far from saying that prayer is the only mean of obtaining knowledge; for we must read, and meditate, and search after truth, as much as if all depended on our own unaided exertions: but we say, that our exertions without prayer will be of no avail: we must “search for knowledge, as for hid treasures;” but we must also “cry after it, and lift up our voice for understanding:” when we combine the two, “then shall we find the knowledge of God: for the Lord giveth wisdom; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding [Note: Proverbs 2:1-6. Mighty things - Or, as in the margin. Jeremiah 33:3 (MsgB) Call to me and I will answer you. A. Our hearts so despond over our unfitness and guilt that but for the command we might fear to approach. Jeremiah 32. W. Farrar, Christian World Pulpit, vol. New things to ourselves, fresh in our experience and therefore surprising. The date of this comfortable prophecy which God entrusted Jeremiah with. Jeremiah 33 Commentary | Already Promised 2:8–9), and if He gives us these things, we will surely repent and believe. "The opening movement assigns to Jeremiah, while still imprisoned, a vision Do we call for it? God's promises are not to slacken, but to quicken the prayers of His people (Psalms 132:13; Psalms 132:17; Isaiah 62:6-7). Nothing can be further from the meaning. Davies.). . Thus then it is in spiritual things: “whilst the eye is evil, the whole mind is dark; but when it is single, the whole is full of light:” and when God, by removing our earthly and carnal dispositions, presents heavenly objects to the soul in their true character, they shine with a lustre inconceivable to the blind ungodly world. The text belongs to every afflicted servant of God. God is then speaking to an upturned face, not a preoccupied back." Jeremiah 33:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Jeremiah 33:3, NIV: "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'" Clarke's Jeremiah 33:3 Bible Commentary Call unto eve, and I will answer thee - To me alone it belongs to reveal what is future; and the stupendous things which are … Pray, and see if God will not “show you great and mighty things.” (C. H. 3. Jeremiah 33:3 New Living Translation (NLT). Sailors in foundering ships sometimes commit notes in sealed bottles to the waves for the chance of them being some day washed on some shore. If we could obtain it purely by our own study, we should pride ourselves in it, as having made ourselves to differ from those around us: but when we have been made sensible that it is God alone who “openeth the eyes of the understanding,” we learn to acknowledge him in our gifts, and to humble ourselves in proportion to the benefits we have received at his hands. ., p143. Yet God does not always give the thing we ask. 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Confirmed by the experience of His saints. Jeremiah 33 - Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Copy Options. He did not know them before God had revealed them, and though God had revealed them, yet by his prayer in the former chapter it appears he did not fully understand them, or firmly believe them as he ought to have done. David Guzik commentary on Jeremiah 3 describes the unfaithfulness of God’s people, who are called to return, and are given a promise of restoration. In fact, the Lord promises the continuation of both king and priests in verses 14-22. (1) God says to His unfaithful people, “ Return to Me .”. And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. The prophetic spirit was sometimes granted to earnest prayer, Daniel ix. Lord Bolingbroke said to the Countess of Huntingdon, “I cannot understand, your ladyship, how you can make out earnest prayer to be consistent with submission to the Divine will.” “My lord,” she said, “that is a matter of no difficulty. 1. There are the common frames and feelings of repentance, and faith, and joy, and hope, which are enjoyed by the entire family; but there is an upper realm of rapture, of communion, and conscious union with Christ, which is far from being the common dwelling-place of believers. Jeremiah 33:3. Every one knows, that objects dimly seen, may be made clearly visible by the use of glasses: and why may not the acquisition of an humble contrite frame be equally useful to the eye of our minds? A. Jeremiah 33:3 KJV. The Lord said, "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Let’s read Jeremiah 33:3 once more, “ Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” “Hidden,” or “recondite” [Piscator]. Jeremiah 33:17–18 Even on those occasions when God does not reveal conditions explicitly, we can be sure that His ultimate blessings work through the means of our faith and repentance. Spurgeon. There is not any one so ignorant, as not to know, how passion and interest distort the objects that are seen through them; and that they who are under their influence, view things very differently from what they appear to an impartial judge. Next » Chapter 34. Next » Chapter 34. And becomes another man’s, Jeremiah 33 Commentary | Continuation of King and Priests. 1. Jeremiah 33:3. 14–16. - AFTB. Call unto eve, and I will answer thee - To me alone it belongs to reveal what is future; and the stupendous things which are now coming are known only to myself. This is great condescension. This beautiful passage, which is directed towards the people of Israel, announces, in tender language, that God has loved them with an everlasting love. II. And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. A precious promise--“And I will answer thee.” The invitation accepted, its conditions complied with, always brings the answer. The bird in the heavens upon its trembling wing is only little to us, it is not little to God. Whether or not you believe in God, the psychological benefits of feeling connected to some kind of a higher power are undeniable. Chapter 33. INVITATION TO CALL ON JEHOVAH AND BE TOLD UNSEARCHABLE THINGS. 3. JEREMIAH 33:3 AN INVITATION TO PRAY [Matthew 7:7-8] I've always been grateful for the simplicity of God's profound ways. Now, in Jeremiah, chapter 33, we find that Jeremiah, still in prison, received a word of encouragement from the Lord. He counts the drops of dew, He puts our tears into His bottle, He numbers our sighs, and as for our groans, He distinguishes one from the other; these are not little things to Him, they are only little to our ignorance, and folly, and superficiality. Call unto me— The spirit of prophesy commonly came upon the prophets in such a manner that they could not resist its impressions. - AFTB. Chapter 33. Cite Share Print ... Jer 33:3 - Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. In fact, it is often quoted as a life verse for many believers. Unlivable. So the Targum. Jeremiah Chapter 33. God is infinite and eternal, man is infinite and transient in all his earthly relationships; it would he strange if God had told man everything He has to tell him, it would be the miracle of miracles that God had exhausted Himself in one effort, it would be incredible that the eternal God had crushed into the moment which we call time every thought that makes Him God. The unfaithfulness of God’s people. God is always represented as the fountain of light and truth—, [He is “the Father of lights:” and whatever light there is in the whole creation, it is all derived from him. [Note: Harrison, Jeremiah and . The promise to those that return is, God will heal their backslidings, by his pardoning mercy, his quieting peace, and his renewing grace. Jeremiah 3:10 - Yet in spite of all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but rather in deception,' declares the Lord . “By his strength he had power with God: yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto Him: he found Him in Bethel, and there He spake with us.” Prevailing prayer takes the Christian to Carmel, and enables him to cover heaven with clouds of blessing, and earth with floods of mercy. Psalm 91:15). Study the bible online using commentary on Jeremiah 33 and more! Ewald conjectures, that in the original word one letter, nun, ( ,) has been changed into another, beth, ( .) The Lord"s plans for Israel were inaccessible to most people, but He would unlock some of these secrets and share them with Jeremiah in answer to the prophet"s prayer. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Bible Language English. Jeremiah in the Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures - This is not a free resource but mentioned because of its excellent literal handling of the prophetic book of Jeremiah. [Jeremiah 10:12]. He has already answered many of His people, and ourselves also. Pray; for the Holy Spirit prompts you, and helps you. And he says, I will declare to thee great things, and of hidden things thou knowest not So are the words literally; but they cannot be thus suitably rendered: then we may read, âand things hidden which thou knowest not,â or, âI will make thee acquainted with hidden things which are unknown to thee.â It may, however, be asked, why God called those things hidden, of which Jeremiah had already prophesied? Jeremiah, as the representative of the people of God, is urged by God to pray for that which God has determined to grant-namely, the restoration. xxvii., No. Jeremiah 33. Things that you don't even know about. 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