For Advent – The Nature of Hope

From Inspiration to UnderstandingFor the Advent season, Edward W. H. Vick, author of the newly released book From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, presents The Nature of Hope.

Here’s a taste:

Yahweh was not the God of the past only. He could stride across the length of the future leaving newly fulfilled promises and newly awakened anticipation in His train. Yahweh was a living God, He had made his will known in His doings. These doings had passed into history and yet were not past. They had passed into history, but they were present in being remembered. But not only that, the God who had performed them then was the God who acted now. The Hebrew lived between memory which was no mere memorial, and anticipation which was no mere wistfulness.


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