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What’s the Bible all about? Now you can learn — and understand — your Bible from Genesis to Revelation through these concise, easy to understand lessons from Learn the Bible in a Year. Brought to you by Bibles For The World, one of the leading providers of Bibles to people across the globe, Learn the Bible in a Year is designed to help you not just read through the Bible in a year, but to LEARN what God’s Word is all about. The full series of 365 lessons is available at http://biblesfortheworld.org/book, and supports spreading the Gospel to unreached peoples around the world.

Learn the Bible in a Year Dr. Shane Houle

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What’s the Bible all about? Now you can learn — and understand — your Bible from Genesis to Revelation through these concise, easy to understand lessons from Learn the Bible in a Year. Brought to you by Bibles For The World, one of the leading providers of Bibles to people across the globe, Learn the Bible in a Year is designed to help you not just read through the Bible in a year, but to LEARN what God’s Word is all about. The full series of 365 lessons is available at http://biblesfortheworld.org/book, and supports spreading the Gospel to unreached peoples around the world.

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 65 - 1 Samuel 25: 32-33

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 65 - 1 Samuel 25: 32-33

    1 Samuel 25:32-33 – David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands.”
    David was close to making a big mistake.
    Abigail’s husband, a wealthy man named Nabal, rejected David’s request to share his riches with the people of Israel. David was rightly offended by Nabal’s refusal … but his retaliation would’ve been worse than Nabal’s offense. Abigail was sent by God to keep David from killing Nabal – an action that would’ve brought guilt, regret, and damage to his reputation.
    Nabal not only lived as a fool, but also died as one.
    God overruled David’s foolish plans and, by his grace, overrules ours sometimes. He might send someone like Abigail, or change our minds himself. God often protects us from the harm we’d do to others, as well as to ourselves.
    David would eventually take Abigail as his own wife. By marrying his widow, all Nabal’s wealth became David’s. Everything Nabal worked for, and everything he acquired, now belonged to someone who cared about God.
    If we don’t manage our money for God, he can give it to someone who does.

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    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 58 - 1 Samuel 13:5

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 58 - 1 Samuel 13:5

    1 Samuel 13:5 – The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousand chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
    Saul had been king of Israel for many years … and was now facing a serious challenge. God had given the land to Israel, but the Philistines wouldn’t give it up, and had the military advantage. This challenge was so great that Saul’s army was quaking with fear, and many were deserting.
    The prophet Samuel had instructed Saul to wait for his arrival, so he could offer a sacrifice before the battle. Since the prophet spoke for God, this was not a suggestion — it was God’s command. But Samuel didn’t arrive on time and Saul felt compelled to act. Perhaps the prophet was sick, or delayed for some other reason. Saul thought if he waited any longer the battle would be lost. So he offered the sacrifice himself.
    Samuel wasn’t pleased. He told Saul in verse 13, “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure.”
    This was a test of Saul’s faith, and he failed. The word of the prophet was the word of God to Saul, and the word of God was: Wait!
    Taking action ahead of God is always counterproductive… but whoever waits on God never waits too long.

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    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 51 - Judges 21:25

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 51 - Judges 21:25

    Judges 21:25 – In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.
    This is the final verse in the book of Judges, and is a fitting conclusion to the moral and political chaos of the time. God had  led his people out of slavery. Then he led them through the wilderness to the land he had promised. They didn’t conquer the land, however, and were no better morally than the pagans who lived there. What they needed most was a godly king to help them fulfill their destiny.
    Syncretism is the blending of religious ideas to come up with something new. The people of Israel took a few ideas from God’s word, and blended them with a few ideas from the people groups around them – and proceeded to contradict God’s word at almost every point.
    Kings were later appointed, and things improved a little. But the kings had problems of their own, and often did more harm than good – until, finally, a righteous king arrived. The people took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!”
    That king was Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the world, and will return as King of kings and Lord of lords. Then we’ll have the king that we need, and the world will be as it ought to be forever.
    That’s where the Bible – and all of human history – is going.

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    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 44 - Joshua 7:6

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 44 - Joshua 7:6

    Joshua 7:6 – Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell face down to the ground before the Ark of the Lord, remaining there till evening.
    Shortly after their miraculous victory over the city-state of Jericho, the Israelites suffered humiliating defeat at the small town of Ai.
    They were so confident it could be conquered that they recommended only two or three thousand soldiers be sent to overthrow it. To everyone’s surprise, however, Ai scattered Israel’s army, and killed thirty-six of their soldiers. This was a catastrophic disaster. 
    As Joshua lay face down before the Ark of the Covenant, God revealed the reason for Israel’s defeat: Before the attack on Jericho, God gave clear instructions: “All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into His treasury.” But an Israelite soldier named Achan found some precious things in Jericho, and kept them for himself. God was now withholding his support until Achan be singled out and put to death.
    Achan could’ve confessed and begged for mercy. He might never outlived the shame, but perhaps he could have saved his own life. But Achan refused to confess until it was too late.
    We can learn from his mistake, and be prepared to repent and ask for forgiveness when we need it.

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    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 37 - Deuteronomy 6:4-6

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 37 - Deuteronomy 6:4-6

    Deuteronomy 6:4-6 – Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
    The book of Deuteronomy was written by Moses for the people of God around 1406 BC, while the nation camped in the land of Moab, just outside the Promised Land.
    In a series of speeches, Moses reviewed the covenant God made with Israel after they came out of Egypt, forty years earlier. The first generation had died, and a new generation needed to hear God’s word before entering the land. 
    There’s only one God, the creator and sustainer of all that exists. This conviction made Israel unique among surrounding nations who worshipped many gods. Whenever Israel turned to other gods, they became weak. But when they trusted the one, true, and living God, they became strong. How awesome to know that this same God has become our heavenly Father through faith in Jesus Christ!
    When God’s people came out of Egyptian slavery, he led them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. All they had to do was look, and they could see the presence of God. But as they entered the Promised Land, that was about to change. Here, Moses reminds them not to forget the Lord or his commands.

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    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 30 - Exodus 32:15-19

    Learn the Bible in a Year - Lesson 30 - Exodus 32:15-19

    Exodus 32:15-19 – Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.
    Moses had been on top of Mount Sinai with God for nearly six weeks, and the people were growing restless. In Moses’ absence, they turned to his brother Aaron, and asked for gods to lead them. Aaron collected gold from the people, and melted it down to create an idol in the shape of a calf.
    By breaking the tablets in front of God’s people, Moses was demonstrating how violently the people had broken their covenant with God. This was a recurring problem since God’s people broke the covenant often, and had to renew it again and again. 
    Aaron’s failure reminds us of our need for a perfect high priest — Jesus Christ. Such a high priest truly meets our need for one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Hebrews 7:27 says that, unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself as the ultimate sacrifice for all of our sins.

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