Nothing is to Hard
1 This is the word the Lord spoke to Jeremiah in the tenth year Zedekiah was king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. 2 At that time the army of the king of Babylon was surrounding Jerusalem. Jeremiah the prophet was under arrest in the courtyard of the guard, which was at the palace of the king of Judah.
My Kingdom is under siege and I’m under arrest in the courtyard of the guard by in the place of the king of Judah and my cousin come to me with a proposal. He said cousin I have a deal for you and you can’t refuse it.
25 If a person in your country becomes very poor and sells some land, then close relatives must come and buy it back.
Hanamel, Jeremiah cousin goes to Jeremiah who is under arrest and the army of Babylon is surrounding the city. Jeremiah cousin wants to get out of the country before Jerusalem falls and his property becomes worthless. Hanamel the cousin wants to sell the land before it becomes worthless. Jeremiah is already under a lot of pressure so the cousin add another thing. He knows that Jeremiah is a good man and follows the law. He knows that Jeremiah will buy the land even if the land will become useless. Hanamel wants to get over.
Before Hanamel came to Jeremiah, God came to Jeremiah and told him what to do.
6While Jeremiah was in prison, he said, “The Lord spoke this word to me: 7 Your cousin Hanamel, son of your uncle Shallum, will come to you soon. Hanamel will say to you, ‘Jeremiah, you are my nearest relative, so buy my field near the town of Anathoth. It is your right and your duty to buy that field.’
8 “Then it happened just as the Lord had said. My cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said to me, ‘Buy for yourself my field near Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. It is your right and duty to buy it and own it.’ So I knew this was a message from the Lord.
Hanamel wanted to take advantage of Jeremiah I would even go as far to say he had evil intentions. Jeremiah had some doubts but he did what the lord asked. It not always easy to do what the Lord commands but no one even God has not told you that his way would be easy for you.
24 “Look! The enemy has surrounded the city and has built roads to the top of the walls to capture it. Because of war, hunger, and terrible diseases, the city will be handed over to the Babylonians who are attacking it. You said this would happen, and now you see it is happening. 25 But now, Lord God, you tell me, ‘Buy the field with silver and call in witnesses.’ You tell me this while the Babylonian army is ready to capture the city.”
Jeremiah doubts become hope because Jeremiah knows that nothing is to hard for the Lord to do so he does what the Lord ask him to do and then Pray and praise him.
16 “After I gave the record of ownership to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, 17 Oh, Lord God, you made the skies and the earth with your very great power. There is nothing too hard for you to do. 18 You show love and kindness to thousands of people, but you also bring punishment to children for their parents’ sins. Great and powerful God, your name is the Lord All-Powerful. 19 You plan and do great things. You see everything that people do, and you reward people for the way they live and for what they do.
The Lord answers Jeremiah prayer with a message of hope. If we do as the Lord commands then our message is of hope.
26 Then the Lord spoke this word to Jeremiah: 27 “I am the Lord, the God of every person on the earth. Nothing is impossible for me.
Nothing is impossible for God.