Saturday, October 31, 2015

A hope and an end

October 31

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 29 - 30

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.”

This is a verse that is been highly used. It has been used and misused over the years. It has a great depth of truth, just can be manipulated for the wrong reasons.

Textually, it is talking to Israel. Spiritually, it can speak to us today. Textually, it is God speaking to the nation in reassurance as they are going into a 70 yearlong period of captivity. They were not facing a “happy” time in life.

God is not promising them a bed of roses and peaceful times, He was telling them to brace themselves for a period of cleansing and restoration. The hope of the promise is that God always knows the best, and the end will be accomplished.

Prayer: Father, as I face the challenges in my life, let me be reminded of Your hand in control. I trust You through it all. Amen.

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