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Sadie Robertson Huff, Lisa Harper Reflect on God’s Character

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Sadie Robertson Huff, Lisa Harper Reflect on God’s Character

By Movieguide® Contributor

In a recent episode of her “WHOA That’s Good” podcast, Sadie Robertson Huff spoke with Christian author, teacher, speaker and theologian Lisa Harper about God’s character. 

Harper explained that sometimes, we view God from the wrong perspective.

“We make all these presumptions about God. We have all these misconceptions,” she shared on the podcast. “We have a whole lot of tradition we call ‘theology’ that actually isn’t biblically defensible. And I think all too often we don’t know how incredibly accessible our God is.” 

“You know, he’s perfectly holy. He’s transcendent, but he condescends to be close to us, to be accessible to us. So, my mind is too small to be really wrap around his holiness and compassion. At the same time but that’s what I’m growing toward,” Harper added.

Huff asked Harper how we can understand the moments in the Bible when God seems to act harshly. 

“So in the garden…when Eve ate the apple, the fall of man happened,” Huff began. “I mean it seems if you don’t understand the context of God and what was really happening, that seems so harsh. You know, she eats an apple then that’s it, then it’s like over for us…but I love how what you’re saying is like, even from the beginning it’s a love story. [God’s] not harsh. Can you explain why that was not out of harshness but out of love?”

Harper responded by explaining the Hebrew meaning of the words.

“It says God ‘drove them out’ of the garden. That’s in Genesis 3, but if you look…at the context…those two words ‘drove out’ come from one word in the Hebrew. It’s ‘garas,’” she said. “They come from the Hebrew word ‘garas’ which means to ‘herd redemptively.’”

Harper shared an example of how God has “redemptively herded” her back to him.  

“I had this kind of prison of shame that I was stuck in, and God’s like ‘No I want to lead you out of captivity. I love you. I see you. You’re not slaves you’re my children. I don’t want you to be oppressed by this,’” she said. 

Harper has opened up in the past about the shame she felt after her father left her family and when she was sexually molested as a child. 

“When you keep secrets, secrets cause us to be sick, and then that’s just a perfect environment for shame to grow,” she said on the “Jesus Calling” podcast. 

“It wasn’t until I got some really good Christian counseling in my 30’s and 40’s that the final shroud of shame was lifted. And again, one of the reasons I’m so forthright about this is: I see way too many women who you can just tell are bound by that,” she added.

Since finding freedom in Jesus, Harper travels the world to speak about him.  

“A master storyteller and sought-after Bible teacher and author known for her authenticity, Lisa Harper’s writing and speaking overflows with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible and modern life. She combines sound scriptural exposition with relatable anecdotes and comedic wit,” Lifeway says.

Movieguide® previously reported on Huff: 

Sadie Robertson Huff and Lauren Daigle recently discussed how they “live original” and conquer fear through faith.

“I love how whenever you listen to the songs, it’s so relatable and it’s so fun,” Huff said of Daigle’s recent album. “Then all of a sudden, you’re like, ‘Wow, this is so Jesus.’ You’re strengthened in your faith, but it’s also so personal at the same time.”

Daigle just released the single “Thank God I Do” from her self-titled album.

“This is my most precious project,” Daigle said of the album, “It’s got fun moments, solemn moments, extrovert moments and introvert moments. And I’m just thrilled about taking my songwriting further on this record than anything I’ve done previously.”

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