There are some constants in the Old Testament. Things that happen over and over again, things you can depend on. And the TL;DR version of the Old Testament makes one of those constants very clear.
There’s something else we can depend on in the Old Testament. It’s the way that God responds to the first constant, God’s promise and plan to save His people.
That’s what Sunday’s first reading (Jeremiah) is all about. And it’s the backstory for Advent.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday