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Monday, September 9, 2013

Shaken

As you work your way through the Bible do you find your understanding of God or the Christian life challenged, shaken?  It happens to me quite a bit.  I find that my understanding of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and the way they interact with me as a believer constantly being challenged.
What do you do when your view of God or the Christian life is challenged?  Thoughts at DTTB.
Today was no exception.  I was reading in Psalm 71 and got as far as the first phrase in verse 5, “for you are my hope…”  Stunned.  Stopped.  Romans 5:3 – 5 leaped to mind.  I turned there.  Then I checked the Greek Old Testament (The Septuagint) to see if the Hebrew was translated with the same Greek “hope” that is in Romans 5:3 – 5, it is.

So like the post a couple of days ago on the pursuit of righteousness, there is a nagging feeling that I have been viewing hope incorrectly.  I have not validated this yet, but it is beginning to look like the hope that does not disappoint is Christ.  Which calls into question a number of other things that I thought I understood about Romans 5.  When this happens I find myself driven further into the Word.

I need to do a topical study on “hope”.

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