Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 33\\

This chapter is a continuation of prophecies of spiritual blessings on
the church of Christ in Gospel times, of which the return of the Jews
from captivity, and the benefits following on that, were types. The
place where Jeremiah had this prophecy communicated to him, the prison,
\\#Jer 33:1\\; the author of it, Jehovah, who describes himself,
\\#Jer 33:2\\; encourages the prophet to pray unto him, promising an
answer, and a discovery of great and hidden things, \\#Jer 33:3\\; not
so much concerning the destruction of the city, and the rebuilding it,
\\#Jer 33:4,5\\; as spiritual blessings to the church, signified by it;
such as a healthful state and condition through Christ, the sun of
righteousness, arising with healing in his wings, and a revelation of
abundance of peace and truth by him, \\#Jer 33:6\\; a release of captives,
and a rebuilding of the church, \\#Jer 33:7\\; free and full forgiveness
of all sins, \\#Jer 33:8\\; the church a praise in the whole earth; much
joy in it, and glory to God by it, \\#Jer 33:9-11\\; spiritual pastors
or shepherds feeding their flocks, and taking very diligent care of
them, \\#Jer 33:12,13\\; a promise of the Messiah as a righteous
Branch; as the Saviour and safeguard of his people; and as the Lord
their righteousness, \\#Jer 33:14-16\\; an assurance of the continuance
of the kingly and priestly offices in him, whereby the covenant of God
with David and the Levites would be for ever secured, \\#Jer 33:17-22\\;
and the chapter is concluded with a promise of the perseverance of the
saints and people of God; which is represented as certain as the
covenant with day and night, and as the ordinances of heaven and earth,
in opposition to a suggestion to the contrary, \\#Jer 33:23-26\\.