Introduction to Jeremiah Chapter 33
This chapter is a continuation of prophecies of spiritual blessings on the church of Christ in Gospel times, of which the return of the Jews from captivity, and the benefits following on that, were types. The place where Jeremiah had this prophecy communicated to him, the prison,
Jeremiah 33:1; the author of it, Jehovah, who describes himself,
Jeremiah 33:2; encourages the prophet to pray unto him, promising an answer, and a discovery of great and hidden things, Jeremiah 33:3; not so much concerning the destruction of the city, and the rebuilding it,
Jeremiah 33:4; as spiritual blessings to the church, signified by it; such as a healthful state and condition through Christ, the sun of righteousness, arising with healing in his wings, and a revelation of abundance of peace and truth by him, Jeremiah 33:6; a release of captives, and a rebuilding of the church, Jeremiah 33:7; free and full forgiveness of all sins, Jeremiah 33:8; the church a praise in the whole earth; much joy in it, and glory to God by it, Jeremiah 33:9; spiritual pastors or shepherds feeding their flocks, and taking very diligent care of them, Jeremiah 33:12; a promise of the Messiah as a righteous Branch; as the Saviour and safeguard of his people; and as the Lord their righteousness, Jeremiah 33:14; an assurance of the continuance of the kingly and priestly offices in him, whereby the covenant of God with David and the Levites would be for ever secured, Jeremiah 33:17; and the chapter is concluded with a promise of the perseverance of the saints and people of God; which is represented as certain as the covenant with day and night, and as the ordinances of heaven and earth, in opposition to a suggestion to the contrary, Jeremiah 33:23.