In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words:
Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD.
“I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. … I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
When you think about it, what God has always wanted is rather simple: He would like to be our God, and He would like us to be— and act like, His people.
Let’s read verses 5-8 as a reminder because these represent the core of Proverbs.
Prov. 3:5 GNT Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know.
6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.
7 Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.
8 If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains.
In chapter 10 Paul wrapped up his discussion about food offered to idols. And an important part is to learn from what happened to Israel. Finally, he summarized:
1Cor. 10:31 NLT “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
32 Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.”
GNT Translation note:
1Cor. 11:20 When you meet together as a group, it [turns out not to be//is not] the Lord's Supper that you eat.
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