Divine Design Wrap-Up

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Well, we’ve just concluded an entire semester of study from my chapel series on Divine Design. Dr. Sam Horn just finished a wrap-up message, and I would like to just say what a wonderful blessing it’s been to be a part of this series. And as we look back over the semester, I want to just say a few things about really why we did this and what we hoped to gain. We wanted to bring to the surface, bring to the awareness of our entire student body the great issues of our day concerning biblical manhood and biblical womanhood. And we really wanted to go back into the Scripture as a part of our core beliefs here, our biblical worldview, to look at God’s Word and really to grasp what it says about our creation, about marriage, about gender, about sexuality—the issues of the day, the social agendas of our day.

And then even beyond that what it means to be single, what it means to be married, and then to devote our lives to the Lord as a married couple or single person through the New Testament local church. So, all of that was a part of the whole theme, the Divine Design messages that we followed over the semester.

And really, my hope as a college president and for each one of you that are students here is that not only would you know the truth and understand the truth but be committed to the truth and to go out and to live biblically faithful lives in your community, wherever God leads you. But even beyond that to become a leader, to be one who makes a difference in a society. To be a Daniel, a Nehemiah, a Joseph who is raised up for a certain time to stand for the Lord, to be true to God and to let God work through their lives.

So, that’s really our hope here that you would go out and you would take the things that you’ve learned, that you would love people, and that you would lead. And so, I hope that this Divine Design has been a help for you.


Steve Pettit traveled for many years with the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team before becoming president of Bob Jones University. His ultimate goal for BJU is to prepare students to serve and love others, no matter their vocation.