“Is anything too hard for me?”

In Jeremiah 32 Judah’s king imprisons the prophet Jeremiah because he spoke truth. While Jeremiah is under arrest, God tells him to buy a field from his uncle. That does not seem unusual until we read that the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, is besieging Jerusalem, and the city will soon fall. God instructs Jeremiah to buy the field as a visual picture of His promise that His people will one day return to their land. Jeremiah tells God that he knows that whatever He says will happen does happen; however, it appears strange to Jeremiah to buy a field right when they are going to be taken captive! Here is what God tells Jeremiah in response to his inquiry, 

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“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27; ESV). God’s word to Jeremiah is a word that I continually need to hear. What was true of God in Jeremiah’s day is true of God today: “Is anything too hard for me?”

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