This coming Sunday, October 10th, we will be looking at Jeremiah 29. Jeremiah’s people were exiles (ie hostages) in Babylon. The LORD instructed the exiles to work for the peace and prosperity (translation of the Hebrew shalom) of Babylon. They were told to build houses, settle down, plant gardens, have children, etc. They were to pray for the welfare of their enemy Babylon and remember that their own welfare was bound up with that of their captors.
What can Jeremiah’s text possibly mean for us today? How does Jesus fulfill this text in a way that would have shocked Jeremiah? Hope to see you on Sunday.