**CAUTION** Susie Mc doesn’t get on her “soapbox” often. This is one of those rare times!
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
I am a part of a group on facebook known as “Christian Bloggers Network.” When I have time, I will read a couple of blog posts written by fellow Christian bloggers. Let me just say, we expect our Christian brothers and sisters to be on the same team, right? The other day, there was a certain post that got my attention. It was about Big Macs and Supersized Meals, or so I thought. Actually, I figured it had to do with feeding on the right things. That’s a subject for another blog post.
Well, instead, the writer shared his disgust about people overusing Scripture, specifically how people use the verse Jeremiah 29:11, which incidentally is my FAVORITE VERSE. Don’t talk bad about my favorite verse!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
The writer’s opinion is as follows (not my opinion):
“This was a Scripture originally meant for exiles. Anyone who has ever thrown away their half- finished strawberry milkshake, or lives in a house of more than 20 square feet, or who doesn’t know (“verb; to be on familiar terms with”) pain, should be banned from quoting this scripture.”
Are there times in life when asking for God’s blessing is out of line?
Granted, I may have totally interpreted the blog incorrectly. But, for the most part, I believe I am like most growing Christians. I don’t know the Greek or Hebrew translations like the back of my hand. I know what I know what I know.
Scripture is 100% TRUTH!
I think that we should be able to claim ANY and EVERY verse in Scripture. I don’t care how it was originally written, God knew I would read His Word, and IF IT IS WRITTEN, then it’s for ME and for YOU! That’s right!
In the grand scheme of things, yes, I know that there is trouble in this world, because we live in a fallen world. But I don’t live here. I am just passing through. My plans and hopes are lined up with Eternity. That promise of HOPE and a FUTURE…..it’s mine! Even if my circumstances get messed up here, I know my REDEEMER lives. In Him, I prosper. In Him, I am not harmed. In Him, I have the perfect plans for HOPE and a FUTURE. So no one, especially another Christian, better tell me that I am banned from claiming a Scripture!
Help me not to get bent out of shape by how another Christian views YOU and Your Word. I know that your Word is 100% TRUTH, and I have the confident assurance that as long as I stay in communion with you, I can resist the lies of the enemy. You are a God of order, not confusion. I just pray that I have the perspective that YOU have Father. I beg you to make me more like you each day!
In Your Beautiful Son’s Name,