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Peace Through Captivity
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
For thus says the LORD: “After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 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.”
The Bible assures God’s people that His intentions for us, are for peace. Still, God’s peace always comes through the conduit of His judgments. God’s peace is perfect, so He must remove all corruption and evil before giving His peace. God swore to Israel that His plans for them were based on a peaceful future with hope, but not until after their sin was dealt with through captivity. God has the authority to provide perfect peace as the Judge. Still, God will remove corruption by judging sin, before the benefits of His promises are received. We praise God, calling to Him because of His perfection to remove corruption while preserving our souls.