The Ordinary Everyday Lives of the Israelites

January 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

“A cursory reading of the narratives of the Bible may leave one with the impression that life in Israel was a matter of miracles and spectacular events occurring six times a week and twice on the Sabbath. Someone has estimated, though I have never tried to verify this, that if we averaged out all the signs, wonders, and miraculous events recorded in the Bible over the period of Israel’s history, we would find evidence for one event about every thirty years…There must have been many Israelites who lived long lives without ever witnessing an event that was out of the ordinary. Meanwhile the life of faith went on.”

Graeme Goldsworthy, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, pg. 197

Entry filed under: Biblical Theology, Christian Theology, Christianity, Faith, Pastoral Ministry, Religion, The Great Commission Resurgence, The Southern Baptist Convention, Theology.

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