Today I’m starting with reading Bible once again after a long time. I’ve read Bible Multiple times and every time there’s lot of things to understand and apply in my life. Earlier I used to follow Inductive Study Bible. I thought of starting with Another bible and if its not working I’ll switch to the Old Inductive Study Bible.
Inductive Study Bible is well organized and is designed in a way which will help us to understand and absorb the real meaning of what we are reading. Here we need to structure and write how its applying in our life and also emphasizing certain keywords. Actually its like identifying the keywords which will help us to understand the Bible more and remember in a better way.
This time to understand it in a more proper way I’m planning to blog everyday whatever I’ve read and understood. The idea which touched me and what God want to speak to me through his word.
I’ve already shared the Bible Reading plan earlier in my blog. Here’s what I’m starting from today
1 Corinthians – 10
Genesis – 26
Isaiah – 45
Job – 15
1 Corinthians – 10
1st Corinthians is written by Paul. 1st Corinthians 10 is about Warning from Israel’s History.
He is talking about 3 kinds of action which God hates
1. Do not be Idolaters –
Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry”. We should not commit Sexual Immorality, as some of them did- and in one day twenty three thousand of them died.
2. We should not test the Lord
As some of them did and were killed by snakes
3. Do not Grumble
As some of them did and were killed by the destroying angel
He also speaks about why its written so that its an example for us to be warned by there actions. He gives very good comparison that “No Temptation has seized you except what is common to Man. And God is faithful,; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. He will also provide you way to out. This is really cool as all people go through the similar thing so its vain comparison that my problem is greater than others. Its only package which gets changed but the inside content is all same.
Then he talks about Believers Freedom. Do what is really constructive and beneficial to fellow human being. “Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.” I wonder how many people live like that. We always seek our good than others. We are all really selfish people but God loves the person who seeks others good than his.
Then Whatever you eat or drink or do , Do it all for the Glory of God. Be thankful To God.
Here we can see Isaac moved out from the place he was living before and he repeated same mistake as His father by telling lie to the ruler about his wife. He said that Rebekah was his sister and not wife. Seems that Fathers act gets caught with Sons. Kind of things we learn from our own parents and we apply in our life.
Then its about how much Lord was keep on blessing Isaac.
“Isaac Planted crops in that Land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because Lord blessed him.. The man became rich , and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy”.
So much awesome scripture. Isaac was so much wealthy that he had to move out from the city because the ruler was thinking Isaac was more powerful than him. Main thing to ponder is Same year he reaped a hundredfold.. How many of our financial seed reaps hundredfold. When God blesses its really amazing. We should always try to get his blessing otherwise our financial seeds will not multiply.
Everybody came to know that Lord was with Isaac, Think about our life. Because of our blessing and wealth if people comes to know to know that the Lord is with us, That’s the level we should all expect to grow in Lord.
This chapter is about Lord, What he creates and how much he loves Israel. He says there is no Other God other than Him. All the scriptures are powerful, but one really stands out
“I bring prosperity and create disaster”.
So we should pray to God for prosperity and keep you away from the disaster because he is in control.
Job – 15
Job 15 is about Jobs friend who without understanding is pointing that Job is sinner and its because of his fault all this calamity had happened to him.