Jeremiah 33:3 - Prayer Reveals Marvelous And Wonderful Things From God.

Jer 33:3: Prayer Reveals Marvelous And Wonderful Things From God.

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Jer 33:3 (TEV)  Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell 
you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about.  

Jeremiah 33:3 (MsgB)  Call to me and I will answer you. I'll 
tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure 
out on your own. 

Call . . . and I will answer: Man's prayer invites--and 
assures--God's response [NIV SB] 

Unsearchable things you do not know: The Hebrew (with the change 
of one letter) for this phrase echoes Isa 48:6: "hidden things 
unknown to you." [NIV SB] 

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:

Though most of Jeremiah is bad news, chapters 30 to 33 are good 
news. These chapters have been called the "Book of Consolation" or the 
"Little Book of Comfort" because of their message of hope. [Youth SB] 

30:1-33:26 This section is called the Book of Consolation, 
because of its positive messages of hope concerning the future. 
[Passages Of Life SB] 

A collection of sermons focused on the restoration (30:1-11) and 
healing (vv. 12-24) of the Old Testament faith community. God's 
everlasting love guaranteed future blessedness despite present mourning 
(31:1-30). But to accomplish His purposes God had to make a New Covenant 
with His people (vv. 31-40). Jeremiah bought a field occupied by the 
enemy to demonstrate his personal confidence in God's promises of 
restoration (32:1-44), which he repeated despite being imprisoned (33:1-26). 
[The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 


Another promise of recovery  (33:1-13)
Promise of restoration  (33:1-26)
Healing after Punishment
Promises of Peace and Prosperity
Things You Could Never Figure Out on Your Own  (33:1-13)

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

Jeremiah 29:12 (KJV)  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall 
go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  

Matthew 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall 
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  

Romans 10:13 (KJV)  For whosoever shall call upon the name of 
the Lord shall be saved.  

Psalm 37:40 (KJV)  And the Lord shall help them and deliver 
them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because 
they trust in him.  

Psalm 23:4 (KJV)  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and 
thy staff they comfort me.  

Isaiah 65:24 (KJV)  And it shall come to pass, that before they 
call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.  

COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?

The relationship between God and people becomes real through 
prayer... God constantly reassures of His willingness to provide answers 
beyond human understanding. We need only ask. [Disciple SB] 

Worry is blind, and cannot discern the future; but Jesus sees 
the end from the beginning. In every difficulty He has His way 
prepared to bring relief. Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to 
provide for us, of which we know nothing. DA330 

God is ready to answer our prayers, but we must ask for his 
assistance. Surely God could take care of our needs without our asking. But 
when we ask, we are acknowledging that he alone is God and that we 
cannot accomplish in our own strength all that is his domain to do. 
When we ask, we must humble ourselves, lay aside our willfulness and 
worry, and determine to obey him. [Life Application SB] 

Now, there are reserved and special things in Christian 
experience: all the developments of spiritual life are not alike easy of 
attainment. There are the common frames and feelings of repentance, and 
faith, and joy, and hope, which are enjoyed by the entire family; but 
there is an upper realm of rapture, of communion, and conscious union 
with Christ, which is far from being the common dwelling-place of 
believers. We have not all the high privilege of John, to lean upon Jesus' 
bosom; nor of Paul, to be caught up into the third heaven. There are 
heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God which the eagle's 
eye of acumen and philosophic thought hath never seen: God alone can 
bear us there; but the chariot in which he takes us up, and the fiery 
steeds with which that chariot is dragged, are prevailing prayers. 
Prevailing prayer is victorious over the God of mercy, "By his strength he 
had power with God: yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: 
he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Beth-el, 
and there he spake with us." Prevailing prayer takes the Christian 
to Carmel, and enables him to cover heaven with clouds of blessing, 
and earth with floods of mercy. Prevailing prayer bears the 
Christian aloft to Pisgah, and shows him the inheritance reserved; it 
elevates us to Tabor and transfigures us, till in the likeness of his 
Lord, as he is, so are we also in this world. If you would reach to 
something higher than ordinary grovelling experience, look to the Rock 
that is higher than you, and gaze with the eye of faith through the 
window of importunate prayer. When you open the window on your side, it 
will not be bolted on the other. [Morning and Evening by Charles H.