Focus Verse: Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.'” The words of Jeremiah end here. (64)
Jeremiah prophesies that God will judge Babylon because of its idolatry. The mighty nation has no fear or respect for the One who caused them to prosper and as a result it will be destroyed.
Focus Verse: “‘So do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid. (10)
God promises to save and restore His chosen people from exile in a distant land. He will acknowledge their repentance and give them peace and safety.
Focus Verse: Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. (27)
Before the first coming of Jesus the Christ, the people of Israel had to have sacrifices made by the high priests for their sins. This must have been really weird because the high priests also had to make sacrifices for their sins, and were unable to meet the needs of the people who came to them seeking forgiveness. These high priests could not save themselves, they could not save others, and they could not avoid death.
In order to receive forgiveness for our sins today, we still have to go through a high priest, but thank God our high priest is not marred by sin or limited by death. Our high priest is Jesus the Christ who lives forever. Because His priesthood is permanent, He is able to save completely and He is interceding constantly for us. He sacrificed for our sins once and for all by sacrificing Himself.