Jeremiah’s prophecies of doom and judgment are unfolding. The Babylonian army has laid siege to Jerusalem. Jeremiah has been imprisoned for treason. But God gives a personal, yet puzzling, word to Jeremiah. His cousin will offer a piece of land for sale. Jeremiah has the right of redemption, but this is no time to buy property. Yet, Jeremiah is instructed to purchase the plot, seal up the deed, and store it away for safe keeping. Nothing about this deal makes any sense.
Jeremiah obeys, but struggles with the ‘why.’ Yet in this simple act, God offers a sign and seal that grace, not judgment, is the last word. Listen to “Signs and Seals” as we examine Jeremiah 32 and consider the importance of signs and seals as a means of grace for us.