Sarah Hinlicky Wilson was a junior fellow here at First Things before heading off to the seminary, and we miss her—mostly because she was such good company, but also because she could do things like this: a run through the Bible, picking the one verse in each book that best exemplifies and explains that book.
Leviticus is hard, and she chose: “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy” (9:2), which doesn’t quite seem right, but what else is one going to take?
And Romans, well, it’s maybe a little obvious to choose: “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law” (3:28)?
But I Thessalonians, “Rejoice always” (5:16), and Micah, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (6:8), that’s really good.
Wonderful work from Sarah.