February 07, 2021

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: Why It Matters

 Over the years I've had many students question why we have to study art and artists of the past & present.  They are sure that there is nothing they will gain from it that will impact what they are doing currently.  They just want to make art. In time, most will come to realize that it does matter.  They see the ever changing purpose, styles, materials, and themes. Through that insight they will see a place for themselves.  They will draw inspiration. They will find their own boldness in the risks taken in the past.  They will see their own struggles in the struggles of great artists that have come before them.  This and so many more reasons is why it matters.  

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. 

Romans 15:4

 There are times where we feel studying the Bible to be laborious. How can this document from so long ago hold meaning for us today. Why it matters?  The Word of God is a gift given to us. It is a love letter, a source of history, teaching, and great inspiration. We seek instruction on how to live our lives.  We see those who have gone before us in the midst of struggle and pain, but who did not lose their faith & hope.  We see the constant pursuit by a God who loves us, and desires for us to have a deep and meaningful relationship with him.  The Word of God is so much more than a book.  

Ask God to bring a passion & love for his Word.

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