By Sherri Johnson
By Rev. Jan Tolbert
[Jeremiah 29:10-14 NASB20] 10 “For this is what the LORD says: ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. 11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘And you will seek Me and find [Me] when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 ‘I will let Myself be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’
By Diane Nicholson
[Proverbs 23:22-25 NASB20] 22 Listen to your father, who fathered you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell [it,] [Get] wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.