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Posts tagged with Jeremiah 29:11

May 17, 2022 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

I know the plans I have for you... slavery

In last week’s Pulse, I talked about Romans 8:28 and what happens when we read God’s Word out of context and place unwarranted expectations on God. The Old Testament counterpart to Romans 8:28 has to be Jeremiah 29:11, which reads “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.” When you hear that verse, what do you think God is communicating? I would argue that most modern Christians believe that it means God is going to bring good things into your life and will protect you from harm. In fact, this is how one well-known Christian author, Joyce Meyer, interprets this verse: “I prosper in everything I put my hand to. I have prosperity in all areas of my life–spiritually, financially, mentally, and socially.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Jeremiah 29:11, God's plan

August 17, 2021 by Eric Stillman 1 comments

God has plans to prosper you... just not the way you think

In Jeremiah 28, the Israelites are in exile in Babylon, having been conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar’s army. The prophet Hananiah tells the exiles to take heart, that in two years God will overthrow the Babylonian king and restore Israel to their home. Great news, right? Only one problem. Hananiah’s prophecy is not from God. He is simply telling the people the “good news” that they want to hear....Keep Reading

Posted in: Bible Tags: Bible, Jeremiah 29:11