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  • 7-13-2017 Jeremiah 29 "Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;" Kinda specifically addressed to a specific group of people.
    • Linda Joy
      Yes, and more especially the part that follows my quote. But these verses spoke to me on a personsal level!
  • it just tells what god thinks about you and how to find him
  • Jer.29 is actually a continuation from the book of Ester. If you read the book of Ester you learn how she replaced Queen Vashti who had refused to come dance for King Ahasuerus and his friends. With Vashti's refusal the king sought to find a new queen. Through the process Ester was finally chosen to be queen. Because Ester became queen she was able to free the Hebrews whom were were brought to Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem. Jer. 29 tells more of the story of the return to Jerusalem rebuilding the walls and rebuilding the city. To repopulate the city.
    • Linda Joy
      About Esther, I find it interesting that God chose to use one man's ego, arrogance and libido to free an entire nation! God does work in mysterious ways!
  • 7 And seek the peace of the city to which I have exiled you, The capture of the Jewish people and their transfer toBabylon for 70 years was a punishment by Jehovah for their being disobedient...But although they were not in Jerusalem, they were permitted to live as normal a life as possible...
    • Linda Joy
      I love my God! He is good! Even when He punishes His people for disobedience He still thinks on them with thoughts of peace and prosperity and not evil. I'm not worthy, but I'm grateful.
  • The ethics here is to have thoughts of peace. and not of evil. How can a person call upon God with a wicked mind? Or how can God listen to the insincere? It's not happening. Proverbs 15:29 "The LORD is far from the wicked: but He heareth the prayer of the righteous."
  • God took the majority to Babylon. God acknowleges sending them with the explaination that it was for not hearing His word as given from the prophets. He then told them they would be there for a long time and to go ahead and settle in. This would be depressing to the exiled who'd want nothing more than to return to their Jerusalem homes. God added that His thoughts towards His people is to prosper them in order to give them hope that the bad will someday pass. He also told them not to listen to those preaching a quick return. He intends to make them stay in captivity for a very very long time. They'll have to wait it out.
  • (Jeremiah 29:11-14)

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