The verse in Jeremiah 29:11 is arguably one of the most well-known verses in Christianity. However, this is often used to teach prosperity, that God will only give you blessings and what you desire. We learn that the correct context deals with faithfulness in the midst of false teaching. In this world, we are in spiritual Babylon and need to learn how to live faithfully in the wicked culture around us, looking for the return to our homeland, the return to new Jerusalem in heaven with our God.

Preached at Bethlehem PBC (Bay Springs, MS) on 6/18/2022.