Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A reminder about OT interpretation

Seminarian John Mark shares what he's learned about right interpretation of OT passages. To know the meaning of OT promises for today, we need to understand both what they meant when they were made and how today's situation compares. And here's a difference that's critical to remember:
Old Testament Jews were brought up to understand that if they obeyed God, they would be protected. For us today, obedience doesn't bring protection, it brings persecution.


Blogger Phil (Col 1:27-28) said...

This can be so very true and not in the world but all too often within the professing church.

Now having said that, there were also very clear times and seasons, some extended, where to be obedient in the OT also was very costly, especially amongst the very people of God themselves.

In some very real ways those times line up with these times.

Blessings in Christ Jesus!

Blessings in Chirst Jesus!

1:14 PM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Phil (Col 1:27-28) said...

Sorry, "This can be so very true and not in the world..." was suppose to say, "This can be so very true not only in the world..."

Blessings in Christ Jesus, again!

1:16 PM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger PatrickMead said...

I had an elder once tell me that "the closer you get to Jesus, the less the devil can do to you." I asked him... "How'd that work out for the apostles?" He didn't appreciate the question.

2:09 PM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Good point, Phil. Thanks for the comment.

4:09 PM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I'm glad you asked it anyway, Patrick! Peace.

4:10 PM, November 16, 2005  

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