Zechariah 10-12/Romans 1-3
11:12-14 And I said to them, “If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.” So they counted out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potters–this magnificent sum at which they valued me!” So I took the thirty coins and threw them to the potters in the Temple of the LORD.
1:21-23 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people, or birds and animals and reptiles.
OT Flash Points
30 pieces of silver
One whom they have pierced
NT Flash Points
Man is without excuse
Seek approval and praise from God, not people
The true Jew is one who is right with God [point: not about entitlement but redemption] True circumcision is a change of heart [point: not about reformation but heart transplantation] All have come short
Believe in Jesus [bank everything on Him]
Every doctrine not embedded in the cross of Jesus will, inevitably and without exception, lead astray