Bible in Pictures, Not Comics This Time

You know how it goes. The pastor asks the congregation to "turn in your Bible to the book of..." Half the people spend the first minute trying to find where that book is. Some are brave enough to use the Table of Contents (that's what they're for!). Obviously, the more you read the more you know. So, read.

However, it is easy to get lost in the biblical world, especially if you are just trying to find a starting point. Funny names, unfamiliar places and ideas can mount up quickly and prove frustrating. If you're trying to get a better understanding of the Bible my advice is simple, I hope.

Of course, read. Get used to reading the Bible before anything (Well, praying is good, too). Even if it's just a paragraph at a time. Then learn the structure of the Bible. For example, it should be easy to find Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers or Deuteronomy. Why? Yes, they are the first five books, but more than that they represent a particular period of the story of God's people. The books of the Bible are grouped together by category. Learn the categories.

Once you get a good understanding of what is happening overall in a book you can better understand more of the images or ideas within it. That's just a general idea to get you going.

I came across some pictures that represent various books of the Bible. Here is your homework.  Learn how each picture relates to its book. This helps with what I'm talking about.

Here are a few examples:

What do you think?

Stay blessed...john

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