5 Ground Rules When Studying the Old Testament

Although many of our churches spend little time in the Old Testament, we must remember that it is Scripture in the exact same way as the New Testament. But there are a few ground rules to properly understand and apply the Old Testament. That is covered in this article. From New Wineskins via Patheos.com………

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/newwineskins/5-ground-rules-when-studying-the-old-testament/

Strength for Christian Contentment

“What is Christian contentment? I would define it as a settled condition of peacefulness and happiness in whatever God has willed to be our portion. It is an act of faith, of trust in the sovereignty of God and in His essential goodness for us. It is a cheerful resignation to God’s superior wisdom, His higher plans and purposes. It rests entirely on God’s character and promises.” From Two Journeys…………… 

https://twojourneys.org/articles/detail/2616630/strength-for-christian-contentment/

God is Waiting for You—Dallas Willard

God is waiting for you. God is not pushy—for now, in any case. He is not going to overwhelm you if you don’t want Him. He gives you the power to put Him out of your mind. And even if you want Him, you have to seek Him. Now, I realize that there is a sense in which He is already seeking you, and I am not trying to dispose of that, but we misunderstand what is our part and what is God’s part. God is ready to act. He is acting. We are not waiting on Him; and if it doesn’t hurt your theology too badly, He is waiting on us to respond.From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers