Study 1 of 13 on Background Characters in the Old Testament
In 2007, the Washington Post conducted an experiment near one of the local subway stations. They asked violin virtuoso Joshua Bell to dress down and play the masterpieces that he did for tickets that could easily get $100 a seat in sold out venues. But during 40 minutes of playing an expensive violin he only got curious glances and $59 dollars…that includes the $30 from a woman who recognized him.
You know how they give Oscars to supporting players? Well… in Scripture…as in ministry and life…there are no supporting players….there are only contributing roles and every one..EVERY ONE… plays some sort of contributing role. So this quarter, as we study “background characters” we need to remember the background is as important as the lead character because if you take away the clothes, take away the venue, you take away the look…you just have a man playing the fiddle for change.