Friday, May 2, 2008

God fulfills his purpose - 3

I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. Psalm 57:2

In 1972, as a second-year seminary student, I was in Dr. S. Lewis Johnson's Greek exegesis course. He was instructing us in the use of the text critical apparatus in the UBS Greek Testament, the very copy of which is open before me now. As I was sitting there, toward the back of the classroom, fascinated by the history of the manuscripts, the strong thought came to me, "This is what I was made for. This is what I desire to give myself to. This is the call of God on my life -- the serious study of the Bible." God fulfilled his purpose for me, and I dove in joyfully.