Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21th: Jeremiah 29-31` ~ Kelora

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is:Jeremiah 29-31

After reading these passages Jeremiah 29 stood out the most for me.  This chapter is a letter from Jeremiah to the captives of Babylon.  He reminded the people that even though they were experiencing troubled time that life keeps moving on and and that they should continue to live their lives and to pray for the nation that they were exiled to.  This was a good reminder to me that when troubles or hardship enter our lives not to forget to continue to pray and trust God.

I particularly like the verse Jeremiah 29:11. "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 a hope and a future."  What a reassurance this verse is especially the part about God giving us hope and a future.  My Life Application Bible had good notes on this verse It said:

We're all encouraged by a leader who stirs us to move ahead, someone who believes we can do the task he has given and who will be with us all the way.  God is that kind of leader.  He knows the future, and his plans for us are good and full of hope.  As long as God, who knows the future, provides our agenda and goes with us as we fulfill his mission, we can have boundless hope.  This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering or hardship, but that God will see us through to a glorious conclusion.  

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Jeremiah 49:34-51:58


Conrad said...

Jeremiah 29:11 is a favourite of mine. A great reminder that we always have hope in God.

Nathan Reimer said...

God didn't give up on His people, and doesn't give up on us, so we need to recognize our wrong, ask for forgiveness and move on.

Tammy Reimer said...

I love that verse too, but also appreciate the comment that it doesn't mean we won't experience hardship. Rather it emphasizes God's sovereignty and that everything in our lives is first filtered through His hands.