In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land,” declares the LORD, “men will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD.’ It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. – Jeremiah 3:16 (NIV)

At a time with the people of God were far from Him, the prophet Jeremiah corrects the Israelites over their memories of “the glory days”, when the ark of God was the sign that God was in their midst. Jeremiah was foretelling of a day when we would not need external reminders that God is among us. God did not need to replace the Ark of the Covenant because God Himself would come and set up His dwelling place among men. Jesus Christ now offers to bring His presence into our hearts. This has been God’s plan from the beginning.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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