Day 2 – 8 Days in Jerusalem

Theme – The Coming Days


Verse – Jeremiah 23:5, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” 


This messianic prophecy from the prophet Jeremiah is a promise from God that although many leaders or shepherds are corrupt and only out for selfish gain, there is One who is coming that will rule in righteousness and justice. The Israelites had been led astray by their leaders and were going to suffer severe hardship and separation from the promised land. But God, at the appointed time would bring back His flock into the promised land and provide a righteous Branch, or offspring, of David to reign as King. When the Messiah comes, the people will be treated fairly and led well. They will not have to worry about injustice and unrighteousness from their leaders ever again. 

What a fantastic message of hope for us today. It seems righteous leadership in our world today is very hard to find. Fortunately, for those of us who have a relationship with our Lord Jesus, we follow a Righteous Shepherd. We never have to worry about being led astray or experiencing injustice at His hand. Praise God for the Messiah, the Righteous Branch of David. 


Prayer for today – 

Dear Lord, 

We recognize that many have gone astray from Your Word and ways resulting in injustice and unrighteousness in our community, country, and world. Remind our hearts today that we follow a Righteous Savior who is trustworthy and true. Help us to be righteous as we follow the Righteous Branch. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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