His Story of Shalom…An Introduction
I have been participating in the women’s Bible studies that our church has been offering over the past couple of years. I have really enjoyed those studies and God has always used them to richly bless me and lead me into a deeper understanding of Himself. During this last study that we just completed we studied the Exodus story and I found myself drawn to some simple observances throughout the narrative. I guess in a way it has kind of compelled me to theorize a bit and I feel called to really study the Old Testament in detail.
I have decided that this quest of mine may be helpful to others as well, so I am starting this series here on the good old blog and calling it “His Story of Shalom.” My theory is that as I study the Old Testament I will find, as in the Exodus passages, time and again where God has intervened to direct the course of man back to His original plan for man before the fall, which is Shalom. I truly believe that God’s main purpose for humanity is Shalom and I think proof of that can be found, not just in the New Testament, but in the Old Testament as well.
I do not know how long this series will be, but I do pray that God will grant me wisdom and help me to be as thorough, comprehensive, and balanced as possible. I look forward to the journey and I hope you decide to come along as well!