Devotionals

Teaching You Bible Characters; Along With Their Accomplishments or Failures. Also Looking at How to Study the Bible; the Difference Between Dictionaries & Concordances, and the Use of Bible Study Tools 

Devotionals that teach who's who in the Word are essential for Bible basics, and perhaps the four most important Bible Characters are Adam and Eve, Abraham, and Jesus. Adam and Eve give us the basis of where mankind came from and how sin originated in the earth[1]. By providing this information we have an anchor which keeps us grounded. We have no need to search elsewhere on mankind's condition.

Abraham is known as the father of faith. There was something about Abraham that stuck out more than Abel or Noah. These men are recognized for their faith in Hebrews 11, and both lived before Abraham. But neither of these men are the father of faith. That title belongs only to Abraham. These are three lessons that teach who he is and how he received such a great title of those “like precious faith” (2 Peter 1:1)[2].

Of course, we all have some understanding of who Jesus is, otherwise you can’t be born again[3].But the Word also describes Jesus as the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). (Isn’t that interesting, Jesus wasn’t chosen first, He was chosen last.) Not only did He restore that which was lost through the first Adam, but gave us an upgrade[4]

Finally, Day 41 Devotionals will Explain How to Study the Bible, Along with Different Resources and Websites That Undergird and Strengthen Your Time in the Word.

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Day 41 devotionals goes in depth and explains Bible dictionaries and concordances. (I personally seldom use commentaries. I find them dry and boring for the most part.) I enjoy using Bible study tools like Bible Hub and Blue Letter Bible.

Bible Hub is good because it’s a parallel Bible, so you can look at several different translations all at once. Although the King James Version is best for studying, it is the most complicated to read. If you simply want to read the Bible try The New Living Translation (NLT)[5] or The New International Version (NIV).

Blue Letter Bible is good for diving deep into the Hebrew and Greek[6]. Simply reading the surface of Scripture will not do. God has many nuggets of truth He desires us to discover, but they must be mined.

Furthermore, as you dismantle the Word you discover that many traditions and false teachings indoctrinate our thinking. (How can anyone with a clear understanding of Scripture ever think sickness is God’s will. Matthew 6:10 alone teaches otherwise[7]).

Devotionals Prayer

Papa, as we dive into these devotionals I ask that Bible basics will be explained and come alive in each and every person. That Your Word will clearly show Your will. That we may throw off false teaching and strongholds of the mind. I ask in Jesus’ name. So be it!

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[1]Sin came into the earth through man, not woman. “as by one man sin entered into the world… (Rom 5:12, emphasis mine).

[2]We have the same faith as Peter. We even have the same faith as Jesus Himself, for He is the “author… of our faith” (Heb 12:2). If He authors it than it must be the same kind. How can He author something He doesn’t have, or a different kind of?

[3]He is “the firstborn among many brethren” (Rom 8:29).

[4]The first Adam was given authority over the earth, the second established authority, not only in the earth, but inheavenly realms” (Eph 6:12, NIV) too!  

[5]Rick Renner, a Greek Bible scholar, and perhaps the greatest of his kind, says the NLT is the most accurate translation of the New Testament.

[6]The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, while the New was written in Greek.

[7]I had a brother in Christ once ask me, “What if it’s God’s will that your daughter be raped and killed. I quoted, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”. I ended by saying, “No one in heaven is being raped and killed”. The same with sickness, disease, and Lack. These three do not exist in heaven.

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