Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. (Jeremiah 30:7-9)
This chapter 30 in Jeremiah begins with such words of Grace and Mercy. God tells His people who are under the yoke of Babylon that He has purposed to deliver them from their captivity. God promises that He will raise up David their King unto them which is His promise of the Lord Jesus Christ David’s Son and David’s Lord!
It is in this blessed chapter that God reveals to Israel that our sins are incurable. We have sinned against God and there is nothing that we are able to do to cure ourselves! Our sins are innumerable and are only increasing every moment!
Are not our sins like clouds? Can you count the clouds? As clouds stack up upon one another even so are our sins without measure and without number. If we were to start to walk from the east coast to the west and confessed our sins with every step we take we would not have enough steps to confess them all. And yet how many sins have we committed that we don’t even know about? Yet God says to Israel… To Us who are His elect people: verse 17: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.(Jeremiah 30:17)
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.(Isaiah 44:22)
Believer is this not what Jesus Christ has done for us? Yes! He has by His one offering forever put away all our sins. He took our incurable and innumerable sins in His own body on the tree and it was there that God punished them all! It was there that we were Justified!