Thursday, July 05, 2007

Preaching from the OT

"My conviction is that if one is willing to keep his Hebrew Bible before his eyes, a congregation of God's people next to his heart, and the struggle of hermeneutics (i.e., what does this writer intend to proclaim to God's people in his time, and how do I faithfully hold on to that intention and helpfully apply the text to God's contemporary flock?) in his mind, he will have manna to set before God's hungering people." Dale Ralph Davis, Joshua: No Falling Words (Christian Focus), p. 7.