The Terebinth School of Discipleship has been in rich study the last two months. We have studied the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.
Job was a time of looking at the themes of suffering and God’s sovereignty. In a country that is overrun by the prosperity gospel, it is an incredibly important study. However, the most meaningful time of study was examining Job as a type of pre-Christ, the upright suffering servant. One student stated, “I did the homework, but came in completely confused. But now, we all understand it!”
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon were rich times of looking at Godly wisdom in light of daily living. Although Ecclesiastes was a difficult study, the times of discussion and prayer were wonderful. One pastor even shared how some things in his life are “hevel” (vanity, or vapor). He shared that God had convicted his heart to give those things up to spend time with his family.Continue to lift up the students as they do their homework and study for Isaiah this month. It will be a rich time of looking at the promises of God (both of judgement and blessing), and at the promised Messiah!