“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know” — (Jeremiah 33:3, MEV)
This new message probably came to Jeremiah soon after the Lord spoke to him about the field (ch. 32). He was still imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard, where the elders and officers of the king could consult him. But the word of God is not bound. The pronouncements now to be given Jeremiah are weighty; so the Lord underscores their veracity by affixing his eternal name to them. He himself is surety for the program he is unfolding. So he invites Jeremiah to ask him for remarkable disclosures. The things to be revealed are “unsearchable” because they are beyond the grasp of human knowledge. The things under consideration are the truths concerning the restoration of the nation and Jerusalem.