The Holy Bible.
Some of us think it’s difficult to read and I was there once, too. I used to read it without taking the time to actually sit and understand it. I also used to think that it was difficult to understand and I even went as far as to criticize some parts of the Bible that I deemed too violent. However, as I sit and studied His Word, I came to understand why God created us and why some accounts in the Bible are bluntly written. Why He rebukes, chastise, and encourage us to walk in His ways.
The Bible is the greatest love letter ever written signed from God to us.
I do intend to cover all 66 books, but I had no intention of doing so before.
“Bible” actually means “books” and it’s filled with history, poetry, prophecies, and letters. The two main parts of the Bible are called the Old Testament and the New Testament and they work pretty well together. They can be divided into sections as seen in the illustration below:
Explore God’s living and holy Word with me:
PART 1: Genesis: in the beginning
PART 2: The making of mankind and the Sabbath
PART 3: The Original Sin
PART 4: The first murder and genealogy of the Patriarchs
PART 5: The wickedness of the world and the Great Flood
PART 6: Noah leaves the ark and God blesses him
PART 7: Noah’s Generation, a geographic history lesson
PART 8: Language Confusion and Abram’s Blessing
PART 9: God renews the promise and a kingly battle
PART 10: The Promise of an Heir and Ishmael is Born
PART 11: Sarai’s name is changed and she is reproved for laughing
Part 12: Wicked cities are destroyed and Lot is saved
PART 13: Abraham pulls the sister card again and Isaac is born
PART 14: Abraham proves his faith and Sarah dies
PART 15: The servant’s journey and Isaac meets Rebekah
PART 16: Death, twins, birthright, and wives
PART 17: A mother and son conspiracy, a vision, and love at first sight
PART 18: Rachel conceives and Jacob leaves Laban
PART 19: Jacob’s name is changed a twintastic reunion and revenge for a sister
PART 20: Back to Beth-el and Esau’s legacy
PART 21: Joseph dreams of greatness and is sold
PART 22: Joseph interprets dreams
PART 23: Pharaoh promotes Joseph
PART 24: A lesson in repentance and salvation
PART 25: The return to Egypt
PART 26: Jacob learns that Joseph is alive
PART 27: Israel dwells in Goshen