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Is Anything Too Hard for God?

Jeremiah 32:27

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“I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

Babylon was besieging the city of Jerusalem, and the outlook was bleak. Then God directed Jeremiah to buy a field. Jeremiah did so, but he questioned the rationale behind it. Why buy a field when exile awaited? What value would a field in Israel have to an exile in Babylon?

God affirmed that destruction was coming as a result of the nation’s rejection of him as Lord. But their return from exile was certain. The field he had bought was not just throwing money away. It would once again have value.

In this verse, God told Jeremiah that he was not just Lord over Israel. He was Lord over all the world and all of its people. And that nothing was too hard for him. That most people then, and now, do not acknowledge him as Lord does not change that fact. God’s power to work in the world is not limited in any way.

For Jeremiah, it meant God was at work in bringing the Babylonians to destroy Judah and take their people into exile. But he also had the power to return them when the time was right.

Today, it means I can trust God no matter how bleak things look. No person or nation, regardless of their power, can thwart God’s will. He will accomplish his purpose despite what anyone else might do, even using them to carry out his plan for creation, his church, and my life.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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