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Jul 30, 2016

JEREMIAH 21-22:
These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture:

NLT 9 But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD
or speak in his name,
his word burns in my heart like a fire.
It’s like a fire in my bones!
I am worn out trying to hold it in!
I can’t do it!

Remember the priest Pashur who put Jeremiah in stocks. The Passhur that time was the son of Immer. Today it is evidently a different Passhur who visits Jeremiah, the son of Malchiah.

PSALM 148:
The ending psalms just keep getting more and more exuberant in praise!

Translation notes:
5 Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! He commanded, and they were created;
11  Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! His name is greater than all others; his glory is above earth and heaven.

1CORINTHIANS 4:14—5:
Paul is about to drop a bombshell in chapter 5, and it is good to see the transition from chapter 4.

Translation notes:
4:17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere.