Jeremiah 32 Sealed Until The Day of Redemption
Hanamel, Jeremiah’s cousin, came to request that he purchase his land. Jeremiah had the right of redemption, and he was the next of kin. He was the kinsman-redeemer for Hanamel, just as Boaz was the kinsman-redeemer for Naomi and Ruth. The pattern was the same; a request is made, a deed is drawn up, witnesses are there to watch the transaction. Jeremiah paid the redemption price in silver; Jesus paid the redemption price in his blood.
God’s plan was to restore the land and restore the people from their captivity. Jesus came to restore us from our captivity of sin. The principle is the same for us as for the Israelites: “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” [Jer 29:11]
The pattern is repeated from Ruth to Jeremiah to Jesus in the NT. Is Jesus your kinsman-redeemer? Have you been bought with a price? If not, know this truth: He is waiting with pen in hand to sign the document of release to redeem you from your sin. Just as Jeremiah sealed the document in the earthenware jar, “you are then sealed for the day of redemption.” [Eph 4:30]