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.
NLT Translation notes:
Prov. 3:14 For [she,] wisdom[,] is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with [Lady Wisdom//her].
1Cor. 11:3 But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is [the] man [(her husband or her father)], and the head of Christ is God.
5 But a woman dishonors her headc if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this [would be//is] the same as shaving her head.
6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut [short] or her head shaved, she should wear a covering.
8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.
9 And [the first] man was not made for [the first] woman, but [the first] woman was made for [the first] man.