Texts We Love to Misuse-Plans to Prosper

September 21, 2019

 

Here’s a text we love because we are the star in our own movie, and we like the sound of God’s voice in this declaration.  We like the idea of God’s plan being to prosper us and not to harm us. It could easily be the weekly verse to cite among those who preach a prosperity gospel (which is not gospel at all). Without context, it appears to offer a guarantee that in the end, life will be okay, and that the general path we are on is one of prosperity.  If we’ve adopted this understanding and then really bad stuff happens, we may get mad at God for not fulfilling a promise he never made! Jeremiah 29:11