Daily Reflections

Life in Exile

September 26, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Pursue the well-being of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf.” —Jeremiah 29:7

In Jeremiah 29, the prophet wrote to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Life there was hard. But Jeremiah called them to pray for the city where God had placed them, to live their lives there for the glory of God.

This world is not our home. We are exiles. However, we’re not intended to huddle together until the end comes. We have an obligation to those who don’t know Jesus. He’s put us here for a purpose.

The day is coming when Christ is coming back. He already came once and offered salvation. Now He’s giving time for people to repent. Yet one day He will return to judge this sinful world.

The apostle Peter said that as Christ followers, we are to “conduct [ourselves] honorably among the Gentiles, so that when they slander [us] as evildoers, they will observe [our] good works and will glorify God on the day he visits” (1 Pet. 2:12). We’re to proclaim the gospel to others through the way we live.

Make it Personal

Pray that others around you would be moved to trust Christ as their Savior as they observe your life.