On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and William Osborne discuss the prosperity gospel and divine blessing, tips to reading the Old Testament, how divine blessing affects our understanding of the end times, along with his book, Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the prosperity gospel has affected how Christian approach the subject of divine blessing.
  • How the opening chapters of Genesis serve as the foundation for a biblical worldview.
  • Why it is essential Christians recognize the temple-garden nature of the Garden of Eden.
  • The importance of Genesis 3:15 to the unfolding story of the Old Testament and redemptive history.
  • The importance of seeing the Prophets as covenant enforcers calling the people of God back to their covenant King.
  • How understanding divine blessing affects our understanding of the end times.
  • The importance of reading the Old Testament and some tips to do it well.
  • How biblical blessing helps Christians better appreciate and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

About the Guest

William R. Osborne (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as associate professor of biblical and theological studies at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. He is the author of Trees and Kings, coauthor of A Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary, and coeditor of Riddles and Revelations. He is on the editorial board of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, a publication he co-founded, and has authored many articles and reviews.

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