Guidelines For the Life of an Exile

Debbie Baumgartner / 05.28.2017

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”  Jeremiah 29:4-7

“You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised and I will bring you home again.” Jeremiah 29:10