Sunday, December 11, 2022

Advent Candle #3: The Days of Wisdom Are Coming

LEFC Family Advent Readings: The Days Are Coming
The Advent of Christ in the Prophecy of Jeremiah
Jeremiah 23:5-6 :: December 11, 2022
Week #3: A Candle of Wisdom 

“Advent” means “coming.” Christmas is coming. Jesus has come and is coming again.

This year, our Advent readings concentrate on the coming of the Messiah prophesied in the book of Jeremiah. Our first candle was a candle of hope.


In the last dark decades before their exile, the nation of Judah was ruled by bad kings who scattered instead of shepherded the people of God. But God Himself promised to gather His flock once again under a new and good Shepherd. Hope was on the way.

Our second candle was a candle of peace. 


The LORD declared that when the new and good Shepherd would come, God’s people would will finally feel safe and secure with no fear of any kind. Peace was on the way.


Our third candle is a candle of wisdom. Jeremiah predicted that the coming King would reign with discernment, discretion, prudence, and justice.


The kings of Judah reigned in folly and their foolishness harmed God’s people. But when the Messiah comes, He will know how to lead perfectly. He will make no mistakes. The Righteous Branch will not be confused nor confounded but always do what is just and right for the people of His kingdom to flourish.

The days of wisdom are coming.