This time of year all sorts of messages compete for your attention:“Turn over a new leaf! Make a resolution to be healthier, stronger, more organized! This is your time to take charge and do it!” These messages aren’t all bad. Don’t we all long to be the best version of ourselves?
Like the layers of an archeological site, this passage of scripture requires some real digging to understand its context in all of its complexity. However, to get a sense of the context is to unearth the real treasures stored in this small microcosm of God’s beautiful plan for our lives. So, roll up your sleeves for a moment, this is worth the work!