Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Tower of Babel and Mephibosheth

Kim and I have been up to our eyeballs in studying. We are each working on an exegetical paper. Kim is working on Genesis 11:1-9, the Tower of Babel. I have selected II Samuel 9, the story of David's kindness to Mephibosheth.
We have really been enjoying learning how to interpret God's Word. I feel that I have learned so much about seeing a passage in light of God's plan of redemption. It is amazing to me that every book, every verse, every part of the Bible points to Jesus Christ. From the beginning, God has been working all of history toward the redemption of all of his people. How exciting that we get to be a part of this!
I have also been working through an Old Testament Survey class taugh by Dr. Mark Futato of RTS-Orlando. It has been fascinating to see God's heart through the Old Testament. God's heart from the beginning has been the redemption of his people through his Son's death and resurrection. How good is our God?
We've also learned how to use fancy words like, chiastic. Email me if you're curious as to the meaning of chiastic.