Re: Jeremiah 33:17-18
Well, I guess I'm a modern Jew, though I'm uncertain what you mean by that term.
Originally posted by 3abdulmesii7
Jeremiah 33:17-18 For thus said the Lord: There shall not be cut off from David a man who sits on the throne of the House of Israel. And for the Kohanim, the Levites, there will never be cut off a man from before Me who offers elevation-offerings and burns meal-offerings and performs feast-offerings all the days.
Jeremiah Chapter 33 is a prophecy that hasn't come to fruition yet. Jeremiah is saying that in the future, all the Israelites shall return to Israel, joy will return, flocks will return, the Davidic dynasty will return, and the Levites and Kohanim will return (verses 17 and 18). G-d again affirms His Eternal covenant with the Hebrews. It is a promise of great joy and peace from G-d.
Micah 6:6. With what shall I come before the Lord, bow before the Most High G-d? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves? 7. Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with myriad streams of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8. He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord demands of you; but to do justice, to love loving-kindness, and to walk discreetly with your G-d.