Re:Verse passage – Jeremiah 29:1-14 (day four)
It is not exactly the way that the Israelites would have written the script…70 years in exile in a foreign land, hosted by a conquering enemy. What was God thinking? ‘We are His chosen people…surely our enemy will be defeated and we will return to our land.’ But God had a plan of rescue and redemption. In the meantime, Israel was to be a blessing to the Babylonians. They were to pray for them and seek the welfare of the city where they were exiled.
In Acts 16, Paul and Silas found themselves beaten and locked away in the depths of a prison. They would not have chosen this experience, but they witnessed to God’s goodness in spite of their circumstances. God had a plan of rescue and redemption for them and He received the glory.
Where has God got you now? Are your circumstances difficult? Regardless…good or bad…allow God to work through your life to bring redemption to others and glory to Himself.