The History and Theology of the Exile: Day 4

We completed the module today with the Priestly Writings the Chronicler History and the Historical Period Immediately After the Exile.

I have benefitted immensely from the classes in the realisation that the exile played a major role in a large part of the Old Testament so much so that we need to read these portions of Scripture with a good understanding of the exile in mind.

God has revealed to us through Scripture His working and presence through human history in the lives of the Israelites. I am beginning to ask myself: have I been reading Scriptures in a sanitised manner, i.e. whatever it is, it is all God's doing? Or it is a telling of what man is capable of doing and how God has chosen to intervene and direct their lives? I say that because we often live our lives trying to discern God's voice and sometimes that is not easy to do - we often ask if that is really what God says or what we are trying to convince ourselves. I think it is the same with the people in Scriptures - to discern God's voice and to decide to listen to which prophets amidst all the havoc surrounding them.

pearlie

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  1. "to discern God's voice and to decide to listen to which prophets amidst all the havoc surrounding them."

    This is so true!!! Jeremiah 23 has a lot to say about false prophets.
    Susan

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