Jeremiah 40:4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
Don’t be daunted by your existing circumstances or expected unfavorable future events, history has proven that God has always taken care of his own. There is several evidence of that throughout the scriptures. When the ten plagues hit the land of Egypt, the last seven plagues did not reach the dwelling place of the children of Israel, they only affected the Egyptians. God took care of His own. During the three (3) years of famine God sent a raven to feed Elijah bread and flesh morning and evening by the brook Cherith, and when the brook dried up God provided resources to the widow of Zarephath to feed him. It was another case of God taking care of his own.
God still takes care of His own. Although the circumstances were different and many years had lapsed since the experience of Elijah, God did for Jeremiah what he did for the Israelites and Elijah. He took care of His own. When the Babylonians took the people of Judah as captives, Jeremiah was still a prisoner, yet the treatment that he received from Nebuzaradan, the captain of the Babylonian army, was as if he was a dignitary. He was the one that loosed Jeremiah’s chains and spoke kindly to him. Additionally, Jeremiah was given the option to choose whether he wanted to remain in the land or go with the captives to Babylon; that was favor.
However, Jeremiah was not the only one who God took care of during that time, He did the same for Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, who was a relative unknown. The words of The Lord to him in Jeremiah 39:18 when the Babylonians invaded the land was, “I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord’. He put his trust in God and God took care of Him. God is consistent, regardless of our position, God will take care of His own.
Life Application: Put your trust in God, despite what is happening around you and God will take care of you.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being a good father. I will put my trust in you because I know you take good care of your children. In Jesus’ name, amen.