Reblog: God has plans to prosper you? Thriving in exile. Jeremiah 29:11

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I’ve had 2 recent posts that looked at Bible verses that are often taken out of context and misused. This post is about another such verse:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

I’ve seen this verse used in an encouraging way in a variety of life situations – such as a graduation, a birth, or just as a general reassurance that God is for us. He wants us to prosper and have a great future without harm. I recently taught about these misused verses as a Sunday school lesson, and someone mentioned that Jeremiah 29:11 was the theme at a graduation party they recently attended.

Once again, we need to look at this verse in context.

Jeremiah was a prophet both before exile and as…

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