One of our granddaughters once drew a selfie which included us. “I gave us glasses,” she explained to me, “but not Grandpa because he can never find his anyway!” She knows him well. The absent-minded professor in person, constantly misplacing his keys, glasses, and other things!
The Old Testament set the stage for the New by revealing God’s holiness and righteousness, and gave the promise of a messiah or redeemer who would come to redeem humanity.
The Old and New Testaments are separated by one blank page in most Bibles. But that single page represents a long interval known as the 400 years of silence, as we have no record of God speaking through the prophets or inspired writers.
The Old Testament is the first and longer portion of our Bible. A collection of ancient Hebrew writings that not only contains the historical record of God’s promise to them and all of humanity, but also their primary text for moral instruction.
Simon Peter, how can we help but love him? Delightful in his spontaneity. Likable in his gregariousness. Transparent and enthusiastic. Quick to act, and react. So sure of himself, yet at times timid and even cowardly. There is something genuine and endearing about Peter and his ways.
After long struggling with sticking to Bible reading plans, I tried some of the literature-style reading charts out there. A big improvement, but something was still missing. They had me gorging some days and snacking others. They just didn’t have a consistent feel to them.