We're made of the same stuff as the saints of old, and they help guide us so that we persevere to the end.
As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.
Where are the Joshuas? Where are those whose knees are as calloused as their hands?
What is the Almighty that we should serve him? Good question, depending on the tone of voice.
“The events took place over three thousand years ago. Could it be relevant and helpful for your life? I think so. The sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of man, and the gospel never change. And since God is still sovereign, and you are male or female, and Christ is alive and powerful, the book has a message for you” (p. 11).