Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

(1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Judges 17,18Day 4: Ruth 1,2
Day 2: Judges 19,20Day 5: Ruth 3,4
Day 3: Judges 21Day 6: 1 Samuel 1:1,2

This week we will take a break from our Old Testament narrative, but not from it’s themes. One of my great joys as I have grown as a Christian has been learning how to faithfully read and understand the Old Testament. It is no longer merely a collection of fantastic stories, but the breathtaking unfolding of God’s masterwork of salvation. After his first encounter with Jesus, Philip announced to Nathaniel: “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophet wrote” (John 1:45). Our passage will be Galatians 3:1 – 4:7. Perhaps before I send out my ideas this week, take a look through it yourself, put on your bible student hat, and consider what it tells us of God’s promises.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: Genesis 12:3; 15:6Day 4: Gal 3:15-18
Day 2: Galatians 3:1-9Day 5: Gal 3:19-26
Day 3: Gal 3:10-14Day 6: Gal 3:27-4:7

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: Genesis 12:3; 15:6Day 4: Gal 3:13
Day 2: Galatians 3:5-6Day 5: Gal 3:19
Day 3: Gal 3:8-9Day 6: Gal 3:29

(4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice, quoted below from the NLT)

“So the Lord was with Joshua, and his reputation spread throughout the land.”

Galatians 3:6