Jeremiah 31 is a part of what has been known as the Little Book of Comfort that is made up of chapters 30 and 31 in the Jeremiah corpus, and that announces the Lord's future salvation of the people whom he has sent into Assyrian and Babylonian exiles on account of their sin. The introduction to chapter 31, verse 1, states that the salvation is intended for both the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel, and 31:2--20 are specifically directed to the peoples of the northern kingdom. Thus, we have mention of Samaria (v. 5), Jacob (vv. 7, 11), Ephraim (vv. 6, 9, 18, 20), and Rachel (v.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.