November 19, 2004

The most misappropriated verse in the Bible

Shrode of Thinklings Weblog has posted a good analysis of that oft-claimed promise from the Old Testament, Jeremiah 29:11:

You have probably seen it on wall hangings or on greeting cards. It is a popular verse used by many who are looking for words of encouragement. But what does “prosper” mean here? To understand that, it will help us to know who he said it to.

[Read Does God Really Want You To Prosper?]