I (God) will cleanse them (Judah and Jerusalem) from all the sin they have committted against me and will forgive ALL their sins of rebellion against me. 9.Then this city will bring me renown, Joy, Praise and honor before all nations on the earth that here of all the good things I do for it: and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it,
10. This is what the lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate place without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more “the sounds of Joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bride groom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the lord. Saying;
“Give thanks to the lord
Almighty, for the lord
is good; his love endures
For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the lord.
In this portion of the word of God we refer ‘Judah and Jerusalem’ as ‘You and me’
Here (verse8) God is telling Jeremiah how he will cleanse ‘Judah and Jerusalem’ from ALL their sins as the same way God is telling me how he has cleansed ‘You and me’ from all our sins (both past, present and future sins) (romans6:14, 8:1).
CHAPTER 9. Is talking about the result of the forgiveness from the previous verse. As you and me will show Jesus’ righteousness in our life to the world and bring Joy and honor to the name of the lord.
In Chapter 10 and 11, God is saying though people say you are a waste that nothing good can come out of you as the same way they said Jerusalem and Judah is a waste without men or animals. Yet, God is saying the sound of Joy and gladness, good deeds shall not seize in your life via the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus.
The key to a fulfilled and abundant prosperous life is experiencing the total forgiveness and grace of Jesus christ.
You can make a wise use of this moment by making Jesus the Lord of your life. Tell him how much you love him and how much you want him to come into your life now. HALLELUYAH!!!