When I read the OT, I enjoy seeing something to which the writers of the NT specifically refer. I find myself reading along and saying, “This reminds me of something Paul said. I wonder if he had this passage in mind?” Sometimes such references are obvious. For example, Paul might quote a particular verse in
A reader asked, For a long-time circumcision in the Scriptures has annoyed me—not because it’s there—but because I don’t think I fully understand its meaning, though I’m clear on the meaning in relation to the anatomy. Am I correct to think that in some places, it is referring to the literal/physical procedure only? Am I
There’s a scene in The Shawshank Redemption in which an old inmate named Brooks is about to be paroled after fifty years of incarceration. But he’s scared of getting out. Prison is all he knows. So he attacks another inmate in order to stay. Some of the other prisoners think that Brooks has gone crazy.