Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Blessing In Judgment

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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To all the captives God has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: ‘Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce.'” (Jeremiah 29:4, 5 NLT)

Israel had been misbehaving a lot & for a long time. God has sent prophets to plead with the people to change or punishment would come, but they wouldn’t. So God sent them into exile to Babylon. While there, God tells them to live normal lives & thrive, for even in a place if exile, God will bless them!

Punishment & judgment are not necessarily issues of the condemned, they also happen to those we love. As a loving parent has to punish a child for doing wrong, God does too. But it’s always out of His love & leads to immediate blessing when we turn around and start doing right.

If you find yourself in a place of correction, don’t fight it or make excuses. Learn, grow & move on. God’s desire for you is always to bless, and blessings always follow faithfulness & obedience. Even in trials or judgments, we still thrive if our lives are faithful again! You are loved!

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