Jeremiah 31

The North Dakota District of the LWML meets June 24  -26.  The theme is “Rejoicing in God’s Bounty” based on Jeremiah 31:12b-14.  This is the beginning of what is called the Book of Comfort 9 chapter 30-31)  After all the judgement and condemnation, the weeping and the mourning, the crying and the warning there comes comfort from God’s prophet to God’s people.  It is a very specific comfort dealing with the great Prince of God.  All the blessings that are marked and listed in the theme verse of the LWML will be brought about by God’s Prince.  The agent through whom the Lord will bring restoration and healing to His people will be that Branch of Righteousness (33:15). He will reign as king and will execute justice and righteousness in His kingdom (23:5). His name will be called the Lord, our Righteousness. He will not only be righteous Himself, He will also impart righteousness to His people (23:6).

All of God’s bounty comes through Jesus.  Our righteousness is given to us by Him.  He is the bountiful giver of all good gifts.  Those gifts are to shared and given to other who do not yet know this Prince.  The LWML is a great channel through whom those gifts are shared.

Jeremiah 31:10 – Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.