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Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, the plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future…
This is my favorite verse.
The context of this passage is Israel being told they will live in Babylon for 70 years. They have turned their backs on God for centuries. God waited patiently for a long time, but now has brought about some of his final judgement on them. Some have already been deported, but soon the temple and Solomon’s palace (everything symbolically the Jews hold as a sign God will never leave them) will be destroyed. God has warned them over and over to return to Him
Jeremiah warns them of the pending judgement. God shows how He will uproot them from everything they know, but He never leaves it there. God’s greatest desire for us is to be one with Him and to worship Him. God’s ultimate goal is to bring His children back to Him. In Jeremiah 29 He shares about how He will one day bring them back from Babylon. He will forgive their sins, and they will worship Him again, because ultimately His love is so great for us He wants to be in communion with us.
If you remember to, take some time to be with Him today, especially in moments when you normally wouldn’t.
As we draw close to Him he will draw Himself to us. He will lead us in the way we should go!