In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions: This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel says: Take these document, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land. After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD.
The Lord is about to hand over this land to a foreign king. The Jews will have no right to property. They will be slaves. Yet God has Jeremiah seal the deed to this land in a clay jar so it will last a long time and He promises that fields and vineyards will be purchased again in this land. So this deed is a promise of future hope in a clay vessel. Wait a minute!! That describes us!! As Christians, we are vessels of clay with the seal of the Holy spirit, the hope of a future inheritance, and eternal life with God!