Jeremiah 31-32/Matthew 18-19
New deal, same as old with a twist.
OT – 31:3-4 Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. I will rebuild you, my virgin Israel. You will again be happy and dance merrily with tambourines.
33-34 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their family, saying, `You should know the LORD.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will already know me,” says the LORD. “And I will forgive their wickedness and will never again remember their sins.”
OT Flash Points
A new covenant
Not like the ones made for the exodus
All will know Me and I will be their God & they will be my people
Nothing is too hard for You
You show love to thousands though children suffer for the sins of their parents
NT – 18:2-4 Jesus called a small child over to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I assure you, unless you turn from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
:33-35 ‘Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison until he had paid every penny.
That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sistersin your heart.”
NT FlaBecome as children & let forgiveness be your disposition
Be the greatest in these respects.
Many who are 1stnow will be last then & visa versa