Whereas Jeremiah 34:1-45:5 focuses on God’s judgment on Judah, chapters 46-51 describe his condemnation of the nations. Among the nations that receive special attention are Egypt (ch. 46), Moab (ch. 48), and Babylon (chs. 50-51). Yet in the midst of these oracles of judgment there are glimpses of hope. YHWH will not bring Judah to a complete end (47:27-28) but rather restore them (50:4-10, 17-20), and his salvation will extend to the nations in the latter days (46:27; 48:47).
As believers we have been saved through judgment. By faith we have died with Christ, been buried with him, and raised with him to new life. In him we have experienced a mini-“day of YHWH” in which our sins have been judged and we have emerged vindicated with Jesus through his resurrection.
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