Sing with joy …

Jeremiah 31:7-14

“Sing with joy” (Jeremiah 31:7,12-13).

This is to be our response to the Gospel. It’s more than a singalong. It’s “praise.” This praise continues after we leave the place of worship.

“Shout” – “I am not ashamed” (Romans 1:16).

“Proclaim” – Make the message known: “for the Good News” (Romans 1:1,5-6).

This for everyone (Jeremiah 31:8,10).

We come as we are – “blind” and “lame” (Jeremiah 31:8). We come to our “Shepherd” (Jeremiah 31:10). He has “ransomed” us. He has “redeemed” us from the “power” of Satan, Our enemy is stronger than we are, but he is not stronger than Jesus – “the One who is in you is greater than the one  who is in the world” (1 John 4:40.

With Christ in our life, everything changes – “new wine, fresh oil… Their life will be… They will be no longer…” (Jeremiah 31:12). It is “abundant” life, a “satisfied” life (Jeremiah 31:14). We have received new life in Christ – “This is the Lord’s declaration concerning us (Jeremiah 31:14).

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