Preparing with Hope June 18, 2023
disciple: someone who follows Jesus and leads others to do the same.
Now Look Ahead.
After reading the whole chapter can you answer these questions?
- Who is speaking in this chapter?
- Who are they speaking to?
- Do you see references to Jesus in this chapter?
- After you have read the whole chapter, does it change how you read verse 11?
- How does this apply to you?
- How can you share what you've learned with someone else?
Before you move on, read the chapter using a different translation. Does it change anything? Or clarify anything? If you have questions, write them down. I'd love to hear what they are.
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Jeremiah, a prophet wrote this to the elders, priests, the prophets and the people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 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 hope and a future." When I read the whole chapter I realized there were false prophets committing adultery and rebelling toward God saying if anyone acts like a profit you should bind them. God reemphasized that after 70 years He would bring the Jewish people who He dispersed back to Jerusalem and that He wanted them to go on with life by taking care to the city, marrying and having children.
This is the passage God have me for my son around 2009 when I had to petition the court to examine him for medication. I don't completely understand it because my son had gone missing and was found deceased in Muskegon Lake on April 13, 2017.