Beloved: Grace and Peace
Elkmont Baptist Church
Dearest and Beloved
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is hard to wait on the Lord sometimes. Sometimes we wait for healing. Sometimes we wait for our true love for life. Sometimes we are just in some form of captivity. How can we wait patiently? The Scripture teaches us, "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the LORD: thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11).
Grace to you.
The Lord through Jeremiah tells us that the thoughts and plans He has for our lives are thoughts of peace (
Ephesians 2:8-10 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are
The Greek word for
It is from this Greek word which we get
the English word
It becomes easier to wait when we understand that our Lord has plans for us to give us a future and a hope; that He is writing a poem to be read by all in your life and in my life.
Poem. Future. Hope. Peace. There are the thoughts I think of you, He says to you and me.
) to give us both a future and a hope. Jeremiah was given
this word when the kingdom of Judah was taken into captivity by the Babylonians. The previous verse is what started Daniel praying about the end of captivity.
his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."