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Several people have asked me how to reconcile our talk here about being heart-led with this verse in Jeremiah. Most English translations go something like this: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? … Continue reading
How did a Gentile become a part of Israel? It was all a matter of the Covenant. Anyone who was willing to embrace the covenant in full could become a part of Israel, and it had nothing to do with … Continue reading
(Recall that the context here is contrasting human justice against God’s divine moral character.) 16. Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger; and take a pledge from him for strangers. Making loans on these terms are … Continue reading
We have two concerns when we study how the Hebrew and other ANE cultures took seriously the heart as a superior intelligence. First, we have a massive barrier in the form of Western Civilization. It’s not enough that the West … Continue reading
We begin with an early collection of proverbs Solomon heard or spoke himself. Scripture text is in italics. 1. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Whatever sorrows life might … Continue reading