Just imagine that you were offered the “Deal of a lifetime”, a choice piece of property in the mountains with a luxury hotel on it. The building is worth $20 million, easily, but you can pick it up for $20,000. What do you think? Would it make a difference that it was located in the mountains of Afghanistan?
Buying property in a war zone is a high-risk investment, at best. But to buy a piece of property that is already under enemy control, might be what we call crazy.
This Sunday we are going to take one last look at the story of Jeremiah in the book that bears his name. God calls Jeremiah to buy a piece of land in the land of Benjamin. Jerusalem was under siege, on the brink of falling to the Babylonians. Jeremiah was in prison because he had been preaching that the nation was going to fall and that God wanted them to surrender. Yet God calls Jeremiah to invest rather than run. Why would God desire such an investment and how does that shape how God calls us to invest today!