What the Fool Says (1 of 6) by Roger Thomas

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What the Fool Says (1 of 6)
Series: The Old Testament for New Testament Christians
Roger Thomas
Psalm 14

Introduction: Here's a sweet promise. Kids, you are particularly going to want to work on this one. Psalm 119, " Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. (Psa. 119:97-101).

Tonight I want to show how to be wiser than your enemies and have more insight than all your teachers! Are you listening?

For the last two years we have worked our way through the Old Testament book by book. We'll start the New Testament at the beginning of the New Year. I want to spend the Sunday nights we have left in 2003 wrapping up the Old Testament and putting a bow around it. Actually, I want to overview the lessons of the Old Testament from several different angles and then build a bridge toward the New Testament. I want to provide some handles for understanding the perspective of the Bible as a whole. This is what some call the biblical worldview.

This biblical perspective or worldview consists of four inter-related principles. They are like four legs of a table. Without all four, you have a mighty wobbly table. Problems develop if one gets out of balance or a bit shorter or longer than the others. We need to understand all four to make sense of the Bible. But more than that, I would insist that we need all four legs to make sense of our world. Together they explain why the world is the way it is. They help us understand why we are the way we are. But most of all they tell us what in the world God is up to!

Here are the four legs. I want to use the terms from Charles Colson's book How Now Shall We Live? Remember these four words and you will remem ...

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