When God speaks, and makes promises to us, there is one word that we always need to watch for; ‘if’. He says if you will, I will. As He was speaking through Jeremiah at this time, this was such an important thing for Israel to remember. So many times we just see the promises and forget to remember the ‘if’.
What He said to the nation of Israel is also relevant to me/us:
Father, I want to do the ‘ifs’ you require of me. I truly want to see my part, and then do it. You are so good and loving and merciful. Thank You that You make the way for me. AMEN
If I will do right, I will see and fear God. I will trust God’s love forever and ever. I will thank Him forever for all He has done. Psalm 52
If You Will Return
1 “If you will return, Israel, then return to me,” says the Lord. “If you will throw away your idols that I hate, then don’t wander away from me. 2 If you say when you make a promise, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’ and you can say it in a truthful, honest, and right way, then the nations will be blessed by him, and they will praise him for what he has done.” 3 This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Plow your unplowed fields, and don’t plant seeds among thorns. 4 Give yourselves to the service of the Lord, and decide to obey him, people of Judah and people of Jerusalem. If you don’t, my anger will spread among you like a fire, and no one will be able to put it out, because of the evil you have done. (Jeremiah 4:1-4 NCV)
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