I expend a lot of words in these messages to explain various aspects of Scripture, seeking to understand what God was doing with His people. But the Scriptures were written 2000 and more years ago, and we live in the 21st century. Daily we face family issues, health issues, job issues, and more. How does all that old stuff help us today? Scripture gives us insight into our God who has worked for over 5000 years to create, redeem, and sanctify His people. It shows us our God who has gone to the most extreme lengths to reach out for the good of all. It shows us our God who knows and shares all our struggles. Scripture gives us God’s promise, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”, which has been proven in the lives of countless believers before us.(Hebrews 13:5) And the words of Christ, Himself, “surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”(Matthew 28:20) All of the old stuff is important. It teaches us about our God, and our life. Further, it assures us that the God who did all this is with us still, our Saviour and our Guide.