Jeremiah 33-35/Matthew 20-21
Can you look to the end when you’re in the middle?

OT – 33:6-9 “Nevertheless, the time will come when I will heal Jerusalem’s damage and give her prosperity and peace.  7I will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel and rebuild their cities.  8I will cleanse away their sins against me, and I will forgive all their sins of rebellion.  9Then this city will bring me joy, glory, and honor before all the nations of the earth! The people of the world will see the good I do for my people and will tremble with awe!

OT Flash Points
In ravaged and desolate streets, joyful voices will once again be heard.
Singing: Give thanks to the LORD Almighty.  He is good. His faithful love endures forever!
Their motto: “The LORD is our righteousness!”

NT – 20:17-19 As Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him.  “When we get to Jerusalem,” he said, “the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, whipped, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”

NT Flash Points
God punished and restored His chosen people, Israel and you and me.  Pointing to the day He would tear His own Son to accomplish judgment then resurrect Him, giving us eternal life.

Perspective: Faith in God, faith in Me. Our faith gives us a view of the completion of God’s plan of GRACE so that TRUTH will reign.