If you've read my blog for a while now, you know my love for BSF. It's a Bible study that I attend each and every Monday (thanks to Rondell for watching the kiddies!). Each year the study covers a different topic (totalling 7 topics). This year we are learning about The Life of Moses.
Last year we studied the book of Matthew so this has been new for me, studying the Old Testament. Now, if you feel like I felt about the Old Testament you're probably saying "how could they possibly make that interesting?" EXACTLY!
You'll be surprised how many lessons I have pulled from studying Exodus - Deuteronomy. There are tons of lessons even in Numbers...NUMBERS!!!! One point in Numbers that I took away is how God never changes, even as society does. His plan remains the same no matter what goes on down here. How refreshing!
Another point that I have taken away is not to complain. Now, I'm not very successful right at the moment but I'm working on it daily. When the people of Israel complained it made God very angry and brought out a wrath that I never want to see. When we doubt, we doubt God...when we complain (even if it's about work or money), we are complaining about God (...yes, your complaints are against the Lord, not against us." Exodus 16:8). The whining that we hear from our kids that drives us crazy is what God hears when we complain about something not going our way. This is something I need to remember...and man is it hard!
Don't you want to study God's Word and take away some amazing lessons? Well, BSF (and they are not paying me to do this) has intro classes that it's offering in May. Check out their website to see if there is a class near you...they have day and evening classes and a great children's program (Jamison is joining me next year). Next year we are studying the book of John.