Complete Confidence

“The Lord will do the thing that He hath spoken.” 2 Kings 20:9
Jeremiah knew the power of God. He was shut up in the court of the prison while the Babylonians besieged Jerusalem. The city could have fallen to the enemy at any minute. But at that very time (Jer. 32), the Lord told Jeremiah to buy some land in his home town of Anathoth, a town not too far away from Jerusalem. Many were calling him a liar and a traitor. The likelihood of his ever living in Anathoth again seemed slim. In spite of this he believed God, who had also told him that after 70 years were passed in Babylon He would visit His people and cause them to return to Jerusalem (Jer. 29:1010For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. (Jeremiah 29:10)). So Jeremiah bought the land with the certainty that it would remain his inheritance. We can have complete confidence in God’s Word, too, for “the Word of the Lord endureth forever” (1 Peter 1:25). And “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:88Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)).