Jeremiah recounts words of assurance. Only God can measure the heavens. Only God can know the inner heat of the earth. As sure as the sun rises and sets, the survival of Israel, God’s people, is as certain as the laws of nature that God has ordained. And this is not by their doing but a free gift handed to them.
The expression “for all that they have done” refers to Israel’s evil deeds. Even their righteous acts are like filthy rags before the Lord (Isa. 64:6). In spite of them, God’s love is assured. Israel is still His people and always will be. God’s new creation, “the Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16), has now been brought into existence through the miraculous birth, sinless life, and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. This will always be the way to salvation—through the matchless love of Christ. It was nothing of our own doing. Instead, we are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8), and this leads us to bow in humility before God the Father, who seals our inheritance in Him forevermore.
In what ways does God’s kindness through His Son, Jesus, lead you to repentance today?