Discovering The Word Of God In A Way That Is Easily Understood
In this book, I use the analogy of a treasure chest to describe the Word of God and the Bible. For many people the Bible is like a large and mysterious chest with leather embossed, domed lid and gilt hinges. Sadly the hinges are rusted and there is a lock on it which seems impossible to open. It is indisputable that the chest is brim full of precious treasures, but accessing them is the problem. As a result many Christians do not experience the joy and fulfillment of reading their Bibles regularly to discover the unlimited treasures it contains.
Firstly this book explains that there are three keys which are available to every potential reader and explorer of the Holy Treasure Chest. Briefly, these are a desire to know the truth, a determination to persevere and asking for the help of the Holy Spirit. Once these keys are applied the lid will pop open and then the fun begins. That’s where this book seeks to get you started on your adventure by providing an overview or a guided tour, if you will, of the main points and message of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
We start at the beginning, explaining how it all began when there was nothing except God. After creation, an enemy is introduced and the fact that we are all in a spiritual war. Despite the fall there is still hope and God makes an amazing covenant with Abraham – a covenant which He will spend the rest of time unfolding and fulfilling. Along the way God’s people find themselves in bondage as slaves in Egypt, then wandering in the wilderness, but eventually they reach the Promised Land where more struggles and challenges await them. The desperate need of a Savior becomes more and more apparent and pressing. Then in the fullness of time, Jesus arrives – Immanuel, Messiah and Coming King.
The format of the book is such that each of the ten chapters covers a certain period of the Bible in chronological order. At the end of each chapter there is a “Pause to Ponder” section which gives the reader a short Bible passage or verse to read, and then a few thoughts and questions to ponder about that particular passage. In this way the “treasure chest” is carefully and steadily being explored, with the purpose of discovering more and more treasures and insights into God’s Word.
The aim of this book is to bring a fresh perspective and excitement to all those who wish to read the Bible, regardless of whether they are new to the faith or have been on the journey for years. The unlimited treasures of God’s Word are freely available to all who would seek and search for them. This book can be used as a springboard to facilitate the joyful and rewarding adventure of discovery by encouraging readers to open up their Bible’s every day.