An Amazing Journey
This year our adventure in God’s word will focus on books of poetry and wisdom in the Old Testament as well as letters of instruction and guidance for the growing church in the New Testament.
As we explore the literature of the Old Testament, recognize that you are interacting with our living God who possesses all wisdom and knowledge for life for us, his children. The significant, if unanswerable, questions about suffering are confronted in Job. Ecclesiastes echoes the pessimism of ancient wisdom literature but also attests to the possibility of joy and the assurance of God’s goodness. Song of Songs speaks poetically about the beauty of married love and illustrates Christ’s love for his Bride, the church.
These readings will be interspersed with letters of instruction, encouragement and sometimes admonishment to the young and growing church of the New Testament.
Keep in mind that to read Scripture is to interact with God who reveals himself to us in these passages. Psalm 19 declares, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God” and “The instructions of the Lord are perfect.” Make this journey a non-negotiable part of your daily life, and watch God do amazing things in you!