Stand to Reason: Promises We Can’t Claim. Promises We Can

Time and again I see well-meaning Christians mishandling God’s word. The most common issue is when we find a promise from God that clearly would not apply to us if we read the context properly and we say that God gave us this promise.Jeremiah 29:11 is possibly the most commonly misused verse in this way. If you read the context around this verse, you will find that it is part of a letter, and that letter was written to a very specific group of people for a specific period in time. The attached articlegoes into detail on this specific verse as well as the general idea and also offers some similar promises that are for us today. (I realize this is a repeat post from a few months ago, but this particular issue is widespread and misunderstood enough to have a repeat every once in a while)

 

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Author: Damon

Disciple of Jesus Christ, Ambassador, Husband, Father.

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