By Don Gentry
Remember when your parents made you eat your veggies? Personally, I used to love to eat peas, but I hated spinach. Punishment awaited me if my spinach was not eaten. I used to figure out all kinds of ways to be sneaky and throw it away, or make it appear as if it was gone. Maybe you are a healthy eater and can’t relate. The moral of the story is that many times there is an intrinsic value to things that we may not always see, when we do things that we don’t enjoy.
For example, I have heard many people tell me how they don’t read the Old Testament. They don’t understand it. They think it shows a mean, unloving God. It is not applicable. I could go on. The reality is that the Old Testament is full of wisdom, stories of how a loving God guided a disobedient and rebellious nation, it is a story of love, betrayal, war, and so much more. To hear how some view the OT is so disheartening.
In order to help change people’s perspective we are starting a new series called Eat Your Peas. We want people to have a better understanding of how to read the OT and why it is important. We want people to have a practical tool (SCMC) to tackle any story in the OT to better understand it.
You might be wondering what SCMC stand for? I guess you better show up on Sunday at find out! J See you all on Sunday!