1/30/20– Books of the Bible

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Books of the Bible were each originally inspired by the Holy Spirit who gave or guided the very words to the Bible writer (2 Peter 1:20,21).

This does not include the names or titles of the books, however. Like chapters and verse numbers, the names of Bible books were added later by church scholars to help with recognition and referencing.

Notice that some books are named for their writer/author (like Isaiah or Luke, can you name two more?).

Other books of the Bible, like the New Testament letters known as “epistles,” are named for their recipients or audience (like Romans or 1 Thessalonians, can you name two more), including personal letters like Titus or Philemon.

Some books are named after their contents (like Exodus, Judges, Acts or Revelation, can you name two more?), including the name of the main character (like Job, Joshua or Ruth, can you name two more?).

All the names of the 66 books of the Bible, however, point to one name above them all. Jesus. The ultimate purpose of God’s Word is to point to Jesus and the new life we experience by believing in him. “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).

All books of the Bible are written to show us our salvation through Jesus Christ. “from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, open my heart to your wonderful words and works recorded in the Bible. Thank you for this written revelation that reveals answers to life’s most important questions. I want to read, learn, grow, and practice every word! Amen.

FURTHER MEDITATION: Like searching for treasure, we look for Jesus in every book of the Bible. Here’s an awesome list, in case you don’t have time today to read the entire Biblehttps://www.sermonconnect.com/files/100000/10000/9000/241/File/Jesus%20in%20Every%20Book%20of%20the%20Bible.pdf.