Analysis Of The Poem ' The King Of Babylon '

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Have you ever wondered if you have a plan over your life or what your future holds?

It is important that we need to understand what the people of God were taught in the Old Testament and what they went through. This can be taken and used in todays society and culture as we can look at the New Testament and see the similarities of what they faced. In this essay I plan to show how the people of Jerusalem learnt that God had a plan and a promise for them and that plan and promise is still as relevant to them as to what it is to you and I today. Them

The people of Jerusalem are currently in exile in the land of Babylon, they were taken by Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon. The book is written around 627-585 BC and is described as being a book of oracles. The passage in question is a narrative inside the book describing the time in which the people of Jerusalem were taken from their “promised land”. The feelings that would be felt hearing “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.” would bring a feeling of hope and that their promises will become a reality. (Jer 29:14). When in the land of exile the feeling of being forsaken or having the “promise land” taken away from them would lead them to doubt and lack their trust in God, so when Jeremiah presents this letter, they can have a hope. They now have a future “And I will bring you back from your captivity.” Jer 29:14 Jeremiah
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