A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt7

The New Testament never leads us to expect that there will be any fulfillment of the Old Testament promises other than their fulfillment in Christ. For example, we are not encouraged to look for their fulfillment in the State of Israel and to expect a new temple to be built there. Some may disagree, yet … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt7

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt6

We have covered the first 4 divisions that make up the 8 divisions of Scripture's picture: The pattern of the kingdom, The perished kingdom, The promised kingdom, and The partial kingdom. Here we continue with the fifth division which is the last of the Old Testament partitions. The prophesied kingdom: The prophets were God’s covenant … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt6

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt5

The promised kingdom did not come all at once: there were 1,000 years from Abraham to Solomon. Firstly, we meet God’s people (Gen. 12 - Exo. 18). God’s promise begins to unfold as we meet Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and the Israelites. Through it all, we are reminded that nothing canprevent God from fulfilling … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt5

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt4

From before the creation, God has had a plan to put the world right by re-establishing His kingdom through His Son, the Lord Jesus, so that once more He is glorified! Ephesians 1:3-6, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt4

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt3

Genesis 3:13, "Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”" The first of the eight sections in which Scripture is divided is, the perished kingdom. Though the kingdom pattern was set in Genesis 1-2, the crafty serpent shows … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt3

A Brief Devotion, Scripture’s Picture, pt2

Luke 24:27, "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He (Jesus) interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself." There are two dangers for interpreters of Scripture: 1, Getting to Jesus without the proper context. 2, Missing Jesus altogether. These dangers are directly opposed, yet they are very similar to one another. The whole … Continue reading A Brief Devotion, Scripture’s Picture, pt2

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt1

2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." The Bible is one single story broken up over 66 books, two testaments, and thousands of years of history. The … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt1