Importance of Context in Scripture

Prayer In Every City

Jeremiah 29 sky H

Do you have a life verse?
My son recently graduated from high school. In Sunday School, the teacher asked the seniors their life verses and wrote them on the board. Overwhelmingly, Jeremiah 29:11 came up as the favorite. Even the gift bag I bought from LifeWay had this verse written on it.

I have to admit that this is a beautiful verse. Have you ever wondered what prompted God to tell this verse to the nation of Israel? Let’s take a look at Jeremiah 29:10-14 to see why God made this promise to His nation of chosen people.

“For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil…

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