Ruth, Esther and Jonah are three old testament books told as stories: stories of life and faith that are both challenging and inspiring. In these stories, we are invited to identify with the characters as they are faced with difficult decisions. We are also shown how God works with and uses circumstances and faithful individuals for His purposes. Yet God is not merely interested in our activity or even our obedience. He longs for us to know Him deeply and to delight in His compassion for all the world. Only out of that center can we act meaningfully on God’s behalf at “such a time as this.”
Word Wise units are interactive studies designed to help people know and experience the God of salvation history, to equip people through Bible-based spiritual formation and to get people into the Word, challenging them to integrate the truth of Scripture with their contemporary situation.