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.