We are all called to great living. Living in which we rise above the small and trivial to achieve the purpose for which God made us. What is that purpose? It is to live in such a way as to bring pleasure and glory to the Creator (Rev. 4:11). We cannot live this way on our own. We must have help, and God has graciously given us help in his Word. The Bible gives us his guidelines for living. It tells us what he expects of us. But the Bible does even more. In a mysterious and wonderful way, it actually imparts strength to us for living. The psalmist David knew about this quality and prayed: 'Strengthen me according to Your word' (Ps. 119:28).
Roger Ellsworth has maintained throughout his long ministry a total commitment to sound doctrine, faithful pastoring, and rich, biblical preaching. In addition, God has gifted him as a writer. His gifts, learning, doctrinal integrity, and writing skills come through strong in the book 31 Great Chapters of the Old Testament. It is hard to find studies with a true balance of biblical fidelity and devotional practicality. Here you will find both. This gifted writer has given us a tool that will benefit young and old, church members and pastors. I plan to use 31 Chapters of the Old Testament both in my personal study and as curriculum for the Small Groups in my church. - Jeff Noblit