I love the placement of the word “but” in the context of this verse. The preceding two verses call the one who trusts in man cursed. Not so for the one who trusts in God! The prophet ends on a high note.
I’ve seen this careful arrangement of phrases before in Scripture, and it’s a good model. The word “but” is like a sudden detour in a sentence. You’re headed one way, but now you’re drawn elsewhere.
God’s grace is evident in Jeremiah’s use of the word “but.” I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see.
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