The creation narrative in Genesis was not written to provide a how-to manual for how the earth was created. The creation narrative instead serves as a backdrop to the covenant that we are expected to keep.
For many, the Old Testament is a challenge to understand. Layers of changes of time, culture, people, institutions, and language seem to act as stumbling blocks to our understanding of and engagement with the Old Testament.
But not to despair. There are many valuable resources that can clear some of the fog of confusion, shining lights of understanding and purposefulness on the Old Testament scriptures that still are as valuable and relevant today as when they were first delivered.
We all have difficult, challenging, painful experiences in life. Though never pleasant, these experiences can teach us perspective, love, humility, endurance, patience, and ultimately, how to be more like God.
When we remember that no matter how far under we’ve been pulled in our drowning suffering, Jesus has descended even further so that He can flow underneath us, run below us, and support us every step of the way as we are carved into the spiritual image of God.
What are our trophies that we discard so that we might turn ourselves to Jesus?
Why is the Old Testament an Old Testament? And what do covenants have to do with it?
What if the word “teacher” were replaced in the English language with the phrase “learning designer”?