The days Jeremiah spoke of have now come, and Christ reigns forever and ever!

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 23:1-6

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:1-6

Jeremiah 23:1–6 (Listen)

The Righteous Branch

23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 23

     1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 465:
Christ Is Our Corner-Stone

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Christ is our Corner-Stone, 
On Him alone we build; 
With His true saints alone 
The courts of heaven are filled. 
On His great love 
Our hopes we place 
Of present grace 
And joys above. 

2. Oh, then, with hymns of praise 
These hallowed courts shall ring; 
Our voices we will raise 
The three in One to sing 
And thus proclaim 
In joyful song, 
Both loud and long. 
That glorious name. 

3. Here, gracious God, do Thou 
Forevermore draw nigh; 
Accept each faithful vow 
And mark each suppliant sigh. 
In copious shower 
On all who pray 
Each holy day, 
Thy blessing pour. 

4. Here may we gain from heaven 
The grace which we implore, 
And may that grace, once given, 
Be with us evermore 
Until that day 
When all the blest 
To endless rest 
Are called away! 


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The LORD makes His people secure forever.

BibleGateway: Psalm 48

ESV Text: Psalm 48

Psalm 48 (Listen)

Zion, the City of Our God

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.


48:1   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised
    in the city of our God!
  His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,
    is the joy of all the earth,
  Mount Zion, in the far north,
    the city of the great King.
  Within her citadels God
    has made himself known as a fortress.


  For behold, the kings assembled;
    they came on together.
  As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
    they were in panic; they took to flight.
  Trembling took hold of them there,
    anguish as of a woman in labor.
  By the east wind you shattered
    the ships of Tarshish.
  As we have heard, so have we seen
    in the city of the LORD of hosts,
  in the city of our God,
    which God will establish forever. Selah


  We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
    in the midst of your temple.
10   As your name, O God,
    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11     Let Mount Zion be glad!
  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
    because of your judgments!


12   Walk about Zion, go around her,
    number her towers,
13   consider well her ramparts,
    go through her citadels,
  that you may tell the next generation
14     that this is God,
  our God forever and ever.
    He will guide us forever.1

Footnotes

[1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death

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KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 48:

     1 A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

     8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. 9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. 13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 436:
The Lord’s My Shepherd

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want; 
He makes me down to lie 
In pastures green; He leadeth me 
The quiet waters by. 

2. My soul He doth restore again 
And me to walk doth make 
Within the paths of righteousness, 
E’en for His own name’s sake. 

3. Yea, tho’ I walk in death’s dark vale, 
Yet will I fear no ill; 
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod 
And staff me comfort still. 

4. My table Thou hast furnished 
In presence of my foes; 
My head Thou dost with oil anoint, 
And my cup overflows. 

5. Goodness and mercy, all my life, 
Shall surely follow me; 
And in God’s house forevermore 
My dwelling place shall be.