January 5 – He Who Takes Care

“They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?’” – Jeremiah 2:6 (NASB)

Might we question where is the promise from God in this verse? It’s there but we need the context. Jeremiah, was a prophet for God to the people of Israel in Jerusalem for 41 years, had the task of delivering judgment messages and warnings to God’s people who have forgotten Him. God accounts for how faithful He has been in taking care of his chosen people as he lead them out of Egypt to their promised land. Eight centuries later God’s provision and protection has been long ago forgotten. God asks for cause. Has God been less than absolutely just with them? No, it was their ingratitude as they departed from their first love. God reminds them of His faithfulness and His justice. It was a desolate place that God led them through and in that place confirmed His covenant and gave them His Law. The people had so forgotten God that they didn’t even ask after Him. They no longer had even a thought about who led them out of Egypt, through wilderness and deserts, through droughts and darkness. God leads us because we too are chosen by Him. Today let’s remember His promises and worship Him with thanksgiving.