"But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare."
Good one! It reminds me a bit of liposuction; all the benefits without actually getting something that will change your person or soul. We always want the positive without having to give up something, in this case it is our fear to give up our 'freedom' that we really do not experience without Christ. We are slaves of the person whom we obey, that's so true... Thanks for sharing!