Jeremiah 33, continued
Here is a quote on the Jeremiah 33 lesson:
If you were to ask Jeremiah, or any of the prophets, "What does salvation look like?" they would put less emphasis on the personal experience some describe as "being saved." Instead, they would describe, besides being in right relationship with God, being in a community that is safe under God’s protection and living in a way that grants all the inhabitants of the land peaceful and just relationships with one another. They would call all that, "Shalom." That’s the salvation the prophets promised--it was a community event. At the beginning of Advent Jeremiah reminds us again what other prophets have said about God’s will for us. He reassures a people under siege that one is coming to fulfill their long-awaited "salvation." "The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah."