This week we are beginning what I plan to be a series of character sketches inspired by the names and stories in our semi-continuous Old Testament readings throughout the summer. Names and complicated leaders like David and Solomon, villains like Absalom and Goliath. Folks in very difficult situations like Johnathon and Bathsheba and Nathan the prophet. We’ll talk about true wisdom and true humility and the providence of God, we will even visit a bit with Queen Ester and sit with Job as he tries to understand his situation.
Some of these folks were heroes of the the faith, leaders of their time, some were sadly mistaken about some very important things, some played the role of villain, all were very human and absolutely none were perfect. All had potential, all had failings and flaws. In short they were very much like folks today and they have much to teach us, if we have the courage and humility to look closely and learn. It is one of the marvels of scripture that the sovereign will of God is carried out by such imperfect men and women, yet it has always been so and will always be until Christ returns to restore all things. I hope this series will entertain, inspire and challenge us to look for God’s leading no matter the circumstance.
I hope you will join us for as many installments as you can.
Grace and Peace,