St. Augustine, a really wise man who lived long ago, said this: “Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” God has created within us, engineered into us, a vacuum—a God-shaped void. We spend a lot of effort and misplaced energy trying to fill that void with everything but God. If I could just be married. If I could just have a child. If I could just have a different kind of job—a job where I’m not just working to live, but where I can live to work, then I’ll be content.
But inside each of us is this God-shaped void that will never be filled by anything or anyone but Him. The world offers all these things that only give us counterfeit contentment. It doesn’t really fill us, but it temporarily satisfies the hunger and thirst.
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Experience the Old Testament like never before as you see God's ultimate plan of restoration from the period of creation to the arrival of God's one and only Son. In this group Bible study from Walk Thru the Bible, you'll discover how the Old Testament is like a giant arrow that points to Jesus. Following six chronological sections of the Old Testament and relating those events with the message of the New Testament, this Bible study is designed to reveal how Jesus can be seen in:
- The creation story and God's intent for mankind
- The promise of God to Abraham to create a great nation
- The periods of slavery, wanderings, the promised land, the judges, the kings, the prophets, and the later captivity and return to Jerusalem
Enjoy this selection from the devotional readings from Week 2 – Jesus in the Wanderings.
This month, please pray for the following:
- Praise that our Philippines conference was a great success!
- Praise that our training in Iraq went amazingly well! Pastors from several countries met together to be trained in Chosen (our newest resource on the life of Mary).
- Pray for an upcoming Instructor Training in the Philippines October 17-18.
- Pray for our annual Live The Word donor conference next month. This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary!
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