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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 4: Put Off, Put On Jeremiah 6:1–7:29; Colossians 3:1–17; Proverbs 12:1–28 We often hear that being a good Christian means not doing bad stuff. This statement is true—but not exhaustive. In Colossians 3, Paul says, “Therefore put to death what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which […]

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December 2: The Mystery of God Jeremiah 3:1–4:18; Colossians 1:15–2:5; Proverbs 11:1–12 “God wanted to make known what is the glorious wealth of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27). Paul’s use of the word “mystery” in this passage may strike us as a bit strange. […]

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