Daily Devotionals

January 14, 2019:  A Very bad Financial Decision

Jeremiah 32:13-15 (NIV)
13  “In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions:
14  ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time.
15  For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’

If you were about to be carried off into captivity knowing you would never come back to this land why would you purchase a field from your relative?  This would surely be a bad financial move.  It would be, if you had not heard from God.

God told Jeremiah that after seventy years Judah would be returning to this land to rebuild her city and temple.  It sounded so foolish to all who witnessed the transaction.  For those who looked at the purchase, it was a complete waste of money and time.  But it was for those who heard God speak to Jeremiah there was nothing foolish about it.

Jeremiah was buying a field for his future relatives. This field would-be theirs more than seventy years into the future.  Who could believe in such a thing?  Only those who hear from God.

So Jeremiah utters this great prayer of faith, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. “Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

Let us invest in what God promises to give us when he returns.  Things that never spoil or fade and rust or thieves steal.  I am buying up fields in a land where I am headed how about you?