What Jeremiah 29:11 Really Means

Excellent review of this verse – a worthwhile read.


This article came about as an accident of sorts. I was writing an article on whether or not God has a specific plan and purpose for our lives (I’m still working on that one). But when I got to the end and read over what I had written I realized I wrote more on the meaning of Jeremiah 29:11, oops. Rather than delete it and start over I thought I’d write a second article specifically on this verse. 

So here we go…

Besides John 3:16, Jeremiah 29:11 might be the most recognized verse in the Bible. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Anyone who grew up in the church will recognize this verse. But do we really have an accurate understanding of what it means? Before we can know what it’s saying we…

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