TODAY'S NEW bible
We are currently
surveying the entire Old Testament, one Book at a time. Today it's the Book of
First Samuel. You can read
Lessons, being archived daily, by "clicking"
Those that have been written thus far, I mean. Enjoy!
The Books of Samuel, Kings and
Chronicles sort of "fit" together. These six are pure history,
divinely inspired we believe. In some instances they "repeat"
each other, as do the Gospels. Seems like, at times, God loves to establish truth in a
two-fold, sometimes, three-fold way! Speaking of the Gospels,
some miracles and events there are described up to four times!
First Samuel, with 31 chapters,
810 verses, all takes place in the Land of Canaan. It basically
records the decline of the Judges (Eli and Samuel being the
transition men) and the rise of the Monarchy (Saul and David
being the transition men here). In fact, these are the main
characters of the Book; Eli, Samuel, Saul and David.
The Book covers a time period of
just under one hundred years, ninety-four says one commentary,
attempting to be more exact.
Much like the New Testament Book
of Acts, First Samuel divides itself into two sections. In chapters 1-12 (again
like Acts) the focus is mainly on Samuel, the man. And chapters
13-31 center on Saul, his accession and then rejection by God.
Christ our Lord is portrayed in
First Samuel via the lives of both Samuel and David. Samuel was
both a prophet and priest, like Jesus! And David was King par
excellence, even born in Bethlehem, like our Lord!
I suppose one could surmise,
having read First Samuel, that though leaders and governments
gradually change ... God overarching Goal remains the same! He
is really the One on the Throne!
And that goal is?
The salvation of lost souls
the ultimate Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ! To the Glory of God
I wish some speed-reader, or some
diligent Bible student, would today go through First Samuel,
every verse. And experience first-hand what God the Holy Spirit
impresses on your heart, on your mind, as a result of your
perusal of this critical block of Scripture. If anyone does, I'd
love to hear your response!
The Bible what a Book!
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
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completed Psalm 23
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Word of God!
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