Connect The Testaments

December 13: Sage Advice Jeremiah 25:1–26:24; Romans 4:1–24; Proverbs 19:1–29 Proverbs is full of sage advice, and some examples deserve special attention. No words could better describe the concept expressed here: “Better a poor person walking in integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool” (Prov 19:1). When times get […]

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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 11: Faithful Decision-Making Jeremiah 21:1–22:30; Romans 3:1–20; Proverbs 17:1–28 “I asked God, and He didn’t answer me.” When I hear people say this, I’m often tempted to reply, “Haven’t you read the prophets?” Because sometimes what people are really saying is, “I asked God to do something for me, and He didn’t answer in […]

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