Why 2 Samuel is the Best Book in the Bible

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very Christian believer, if you were to ask them, would tell you that they would desire to be a man/woman after God’s own heart. The essence of that desire is a longing for closeness with God. But what does this actually look like? Despite all his faults and failures, David was considered to be such a man. By studying the life of David we get a window into the kind of king-leader God Himself chose for the people of Israel; we also get a shadowed view of the coming King—the Son of David, who will rule over all the kingdoms of the earth. With great excitement, we turn to 2 Samuel, the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Lessons … Read More

Why 3 John is the Best Book in the Bible

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here exists a misconception that love and truthfulness cannot coexist. If one is being painfully honest, love is absent; when one loves others, there is a tendency to bear with others and gloss over bigger issues. However, the essence of love is honesty. In fact, a lack of truth is evidence of a lack of love. The apostle Paul exhorts the church to “speak the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15), as the two must work together as close friends. In John’s third letter, he continues to maintain his fervent love for the church, all the while, calling out a savage threat which threatens to undermine authority, destroy unity, and extinguish genuine love within the body. For those who seek to … Read More

Why 1 Samuel is the Best Book in the Bible

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eadership is something that is always desperately needed. Whether building a company, overseeing government, or keeping a family running—good leadership is essential. But there is no realm in which leadership is more needed than with the care of the people of God. While humans are prone to wander because of sin, Godly leaders work hard to steer our wayward hearts back to God. In a time of crisis, First Samuel introduces us to three prominent leaders in Israel: Samuel, Saul, and David. In studying this book, the reader is exposed not only to qualities of good versus bad leadership, but also to the lives of these unique men. Many who have recounted their own stories likely did not realize they have … Read More

Why Ruth is the Best Book in the Bible

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ave you ever found yourself in a place where you felt like God was distant? Have you ever felt lost or alone? Have you ever found your soul longing for compassion, tenderness, and care—the kind that only God gives? Well, you’re not alone. The plight of an aching soul is a real thing, and it can only be healed by the goodness and grace of God. Take heart, dear friend, and know that God can minister to you through His Word. For you, the book of Ruth just might be the best book in the Bible. Main themes: God’s Redeeming Lovez Favorite verse: “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for … Read More

Why Judges is the Best Book in the Bible

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any of us remember reading William Golding’s classic book Lord of the Flies— a tale of a group of children marooned on a desert island without adult supervision that ends disastrously. The Book of Judges is eerily similar as God’s children cast off His Law and “do what is right in their own eyes” (17:6; 21:25), leading to ruin. For students of Judges exploring this cautionary tale, it’s like watching a car wreck in slow motion. But for those who are willing to humbly examine themselves and seek the wisdom of the Lord, Judges has much to teach about the disastrous effects of rebellion and the need for godly obedience. Main themes: The lawlessness and judgment of Israel, the power … Read More

Why Luke is the Best Book in the Bible

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he Gospel of Luke is one of the most beloved books, if not the most beloved Gospel, in all of Scripture. Not only does it capture Jesus Christ in all His majesty, splendor, and glory, but Luke’s attention to detail and beautiful prose make the book an absolute joy to read. As believers, anytime we encounter the Lord Jesus, we are blessed, changed, and transformed. And for those who are not yet saved, this beautiful gospel can lead a person to faith in the living God. It is not a difficult stretch to declare boldly that the Gospel According to Luke is the best book in the Bible. Main theme: The Son of Man Favorite verses: “It is not those … Read More