Make the best of it!

Posted by Al Hathaway Friday, January 15, 2016

"If things go well for Babylon, things will go well for you." Jeremiah 29:7 TM

I have met, had lunch and conversation with Professor Peterson who wrote the Message Bible translation. The above verse is from his translation. In this instance, I think he misses the point of the text.

The King James version reads in this manner, "And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace." Jeremiah 29:7 (KJV)

Therefore, this version communicate more than to just make the best of it, It commands you to find shalom (peace). The full integration of your will with God's will for your life. Peace is not the absent of tension, I suggest, it is the presence of God in the midst of tension. True peace is what is happening within verses what is happening without.

You could be sitting in the midst of a ball of confusion and still be at peace with yourself.

Okay if you like the title of this blog, allow me to provide some more clarity to it.

If making the best of a situation means you are seeking God in that situation, that for me that is making the best it!


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1 Responses to Make the best of it!

  1. Andrew Scott Says:
  2. I think the parent task is to expose there children to a lot of things.But they must explain as best they can.

     

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