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Thoughts of Peace and Not of Evil
Bible Verse Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
This section of scripture was given to Jeremiah for the nation of Israel. However it's just as applicable to us today as it was to God's chosen people when Jeremiah first spoke these words. God is not the author of evil and His thoughts toward us are thoughts of hope and mercy through Christ Jesus our Lord. Evil occurs because of the fallen world we live in, the sin of others, our own sin as well as demonic activity. God's desire is that everyone be saved; but knowing there will be those who will continue to rebel and reject the free offer of grace through Christ alone.
God has a plan for His children. We can participate in that plan through prayer and following the guidance of His Word and the Holy Spirit. God promises that those who seek Him with all their heart will find Him. So we trust God knowing that those who truly seek to know and have a true relationship with Him, will not be abandoned. He will make a way for them to receive the revelation of salvation through Jesus alone. And we see that today throughout the world as thousands are coming to faith in Christ.
And we must never forget the fortune of God's grace that has been given to us. Because we know the wonders that await us who believe. Our time of wondering in the darkness is over and we have been brought into the light knowing the eternity that lies ahead of us. But in the mean time we must share the light we have been given and the hope and peace we have with those we meet. We must share the Gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world, while there is still time to do so.