Jeremiah didn’t preach Grace
The prophesies of Jeremiah are some of the most wrath-filled in the Bible. He definitely wasn’t preaching a gospel of grace. For those who ignore or mis-understand Jesus in the New Testament, it’s easy to see why they might believe in “works righteousness.”
Praise God for Jesus! I don’t want “the judgement my actions deserve.” I want to confess my sins to Christ and have Him present me to the Father. My works are not and never will be good enough to earn a place in the Kingdom of heaven. As a sinner (which Jeremiah does point out clearly in the verse before this one) my only hope is Christ. I can’t work to earn God’s favor. I strive to do good works which God has called me to accomplish, but I don’t put my faith in those works to save me before the judgement of God.
Jeremiah 17:10 NLT
“But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.â€”
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