Connect The Testaments

December 12: Forgiven and Forgiving Jeremiah 23:1–24:10; Romans 3:21–31; Proverbs 18:1–24 Idioms are often unhelpful because their overuse has robbed them of meaning. But the idiom “putting up walls” has a twist in Proverbs: “A brother who is offended is worse than a city of strength, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortification” […]

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December 10: Constructing Lives by the Law Jeremiah 18:1-18; Romans 2:12-29; Proverbs 16:12-33 Dispensing good, helpful advice gets the benevolent juices flowing. As easy as it is to give advice, though, it often hits me with the irony of a cartoon anvil when I end up tripping over my own counsel. When this happens, I’m […]

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December 9: Self-Evident Hope Jeremiah 16:1–17:27; Romans 1:18–2:11; Proverbs 16:1–11 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made it clear to them” (Rom 1:18–19). A statement like […]

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