Of all the forms of culture that have the power to confront us with the mind of Christ, great Christian art is surely the most effective. Yet how many of us have any familiarity with this precious treasure and resource?
In this concluding study, we are reminded that what God promises us ultimately and above all is Himself. Knowing Him, enjoying Him, and partaking of Him – this is the greatest promise anyone could ever realize.
By looking at several examples from Scripture, we get a better idea of what we need to do as we prepare and plan for living toward God’s promises, and as we purify our souls and practice obedient faith. Claiming God’s promises is a calling for every area of our lives. The more we learn about what this entails, the better prepared we will be to realize His precious and very great promises every day.
It helps to have a plan, and a plan is what David suggests for us in Psalm 68.
God offers us exceedingly great and precious promises, promises of blessing and bounty, promises that can make us a blessing to all the people around us. We need to understand these promises and learn to desire them as the guiding hope of our lives.
How do we balance being a community in exile with our calling to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness?