Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (Proverbs 9:9-10)
There is a lot said about modern preaching and how we need more sermons on hell; I won’t debate that point. There is something else that I find missing from our pulpits and our congregations – teaching/knowledge of the God of the Old Testament. In our modern churches we have come to understand God as unconditionally loving and forgiving. Indeed He is loving and forgiving, but we Christians make a serious error when we assume that God makes no demands on His children.
In the Old Testament, God directly reveals His character and His attributes to man. As we read the stories, we have an opportunity to witness Him as Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Helper, Provider. We also witness His anger, justice, and punishment for those who disobey Him. Everything that Christ did during His ministry pointed to the Father; as followers of Christ, it should be the heart of every believer to seek and desire to be like Him. Through this four-part study I am confident the truths we explore will help us have a better, more complete knowledge of the God of the Old Testament.
Over the next four weeks, we will study:
July 20 The Glory of God
July 27 The Holiness of God
August 3 The Requirements of God
August 10 The Promises of God.
I pray you will join me here each Monday so that we might learn together. As we add to our understanding, I pray we will all come to a deeper relationship with God and be better equipped to serve and honor Him.