Sojourning Under the Sun: Sabbath Citizens (Jeremiah 29:1-32)

We have seen that Israel had a unique calling in the land of Canaan.  They were to subdue the land, and they were to be engaged in holy war for the glory of God.  The problem has been Israel remembering this goal and truly waging war against those who tempt them to be distracted from the Lord.  We have seen examples where Israel has not conform to the Lord as Israel is called to conform to the Lord as we considered Samson, the levite, and even a little bit of Saul’s life.  So, what happens to Israel when Israel looses sight of their goal?  They are to go into exile and how are they to live in exile away from the promised land?  What could their life away from the promised land teach us in our particular context?