Morning Conversations on the Creation of a People and Place – by Jon R. Roebuck
Those of us who write, do so armed with wisdom, commentary, and insights gleaned from a lifetime of study and influence. Most of what is presented in each day’s devotion is simply my personal reflection on the text, hopefully inspired through the work of the Spirit, and my musings on how to best apply the wisdom of God’s word to daily life.
Morning Conversations on the Creation of a People and Place is the first volume of a set that follows the natural order of the Old Testament canon, and spans the Biblical narrative from the opening chapter of Genesis to the end of the book of Ruth.
As you read through these volumes, my hope is that you will take the time, not to simply read what I have written, but to reflect with me on what the ancients have written. Let me challenge you each morning to take a moment to read the suggested focus chapter from a trusted translation before you dive into my words. Read and reflect. As you make your way through this book, and those that will follow, you will discover a lot of my life story written into these pages. But more importantly, I hope you will discover a lot about God’s story… the one carefully crafted and persevered for you. For in hearing God’s story, you will hear the echoing refrain of God’s desire to know you, to love you, and to redeem you. Welcome to the conversation.
Jon R. Roebuck
Roebuck serves as the executive director of the Rev. Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership at Belmont University. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Belmont. Learn more about Roebuck on his author page.