Proverbs 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Me encanta el Antiguo Testamento. En la actualidad es uno de mis libros más favoritos. Pero no fue temprano en mi vida. En ese entonces pensé que era nada más que cuentas aburrido de las tribulaciones de polvo de las personas de Moisés. Página tras página de Levítico y Números de Internet utilizado para aburrirme hasta que yo no podía soportar la lectura del Antiguo Testamento más! Yo renuncié a mi esfuerzo.
¿Se ha sentido fatigado por completo? No físicamente, pero emocionalmente? Cuando usted se siente que la vida no puede ser peor? O tal vez te preguntas por qué de que nacieras?
When I think on the goodness of God, it reminds me of the word “mercy”, and yet in so much more depth than the traditional meaning of mercy.
I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about the power of Jesus Christ. Reason being, I’m a seminary teacher for Mormon high school kids. In fact, I’m an early morning seminary teacher.
For some the Old Testament is a thick book, murky and difficult to understand. For good reason – the book has been around for thousands of years and during its many translations and re-translations, some conflicts have occurred in the record (see my previous blog, “The Lord Still Calls Prophets Today.”)
I remember sitting in an institute class during college. I loved my institute classes. Although typically a Mormon college kid will take just one religion class during a college semester, I would take three at a time. This on top of the usual college schedule of Biology, World History, math, etc! But I loved having a religion class almost every day of the week, and so you could nearly always find me at some point in the institute building across the street from my college campus.
As Mormons, or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we love the scriptures – even the Old Testament. Many people struggle with the Old Testament, confused by the ancient rhetoric of prophets who lived long ago.
The news of today never ceases. School shootings. Fires. Drought. Job troubles. Spreading illnesses. Trouble in the housing market.
I remember sitting in the Missionary Training Center (MTC) years ago, listening to a powerful speaker talk about the Bible and its history. I was a new missionary, surrounded by hundreds of other missionaries. One of the church’s leaders (called a General Authority) was speaking with great knowledge in front of all of us.