Jeremiah 29:1-14. God instructs the people in exile to settle in–build homes and raise families. They are to seek the peace and prosperity of the city of their captivity. It’s all part of God’s plan. Deliverance will come in God’s time.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 This passage provides clear instruction on the way to live in order to please God. We can call it discipleship or living the quiet life. However we label it, these commands are practical and necessary to reflect Christ in our church, in our homes, in our community and in our world.