Biblical geography offers more for us than the maps in the back of our Bibles might imply. I recently shared a talk on how valuable the lands of the Bible can be to our understanding and application of Scripture.
This land served as God’s testing ground of faith. It was here, in this land where both personal and national existence were threatened, that Israel’s leaders and people were called upon to learn the true meaning of security and well-being, of trust in the Lord their God. —James M. Monson
If I could boil down the essence of how God used the lands of the Bible to shape the lives of the people of the Bible, this message would come close.
Click to listen as I share these 5 lasting lessons from the lands of the Bible.
Question: Am I trusting God alone to provide? God doesn’t have you in a place of lack in your life because He doesn’t care, or doesn’t love you. It’s precisely because He loves you that He allows the lack.
Examples: Judges 1-2; 1 Kings 9:15; Matthew 4:13-25
Question: Am I influencing the world or being influenced? God has not put you where you are by accident. You have spheres of influence. If you have interactions with an unbeliever, ask yourself: Who is influencing whom?