Seek Peace and Prosperity in Your City

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Bryan Hudson 1 Comments

Jeremiah 29:7 "Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 

Jesus said that we were the light of the world. Everywhere we go, He expects us to bring light, pray for people, and make a difference. 

Jeremiah had the unenviable responsibility to speak judgment to the people of God, and yet the heart of God continued to be seen. 

I find it interesting that sometimes believers want to condemn and curse their cities. Some even proclaim there are evil spirits ruling over their cities. This text makes it clear that God expects us to do our best to help people and raise the standard of living.
In our context, that would also mean proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and going out into the community to serve people. Helping others helps ourselves.

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