Tuesday, May 08, 2007

House-cleaning

I am reading Judges at the moment (needed a break from the eensy-weensy print of the MH Commentary) and made an observation last night.

First of all, any book of the Bible can bring conviction, Old Testament included.

Second, are we getting rid of everything that could bring us back into bondage? The Israelites had the Lord on their side. Instead of booting the people out, they got cozy with the inhabitants which led to idolatry, which led to conquest by their neighbors at the Lord's hand. What might have prevented this from happening in the first place? Probably removing themselves from the proximity of sin and paganism at whatever cost.

Man, I gotta stop now... feeling convicted just writing this.

Until next time...

1 Comments:

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Gayla said...

Amen to that! I think there can be a tendency to somewhat disregard the OT, as it is 'law' and we're now under grace. But the entirety of God's Word points to Jesus Christ. The OT is just as relevant to us.

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. Rom 11:36

A great book (when you get a chance!) is, According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, by Graeme Goldsworthy. I'm reading it now, and it certainly is helping me to see how both testaments tie in together. Fascinating, really. :)

 

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