Speaker: George Haraksin

Summary: “Plans to Prosper” 
Is there in this verse a promise from long ago of a fulfillment of the American Dream for 
you and me? Likely not. It is easy and attractive to pluck out a verse in a story of the 
Bible and then use it as a personal promise or “life" verse, especially when the promise 
sounds good to me. Without understanding the original context or intention of the verse's promise, we can set ourselves up for some great disappointment. The prophecy 
from Jeremiah 29 reveals the intentions of God to judge, discipline, and then prosper his 
people, the Israelites, through seventy years of exile.

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11-14