“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

Know Bible Book Names

(Please read Acts 17:10-12)

March 27

Regular Bible reading is a must for the person who wants to know more about God’s dealings with the human family. We can take the word of preachers and others about such matters, up to a point at least, but still there’s nothing like reading it for yourself. The Bereans in our text did that and they were said to be noble.

But some people are daunted by the sheer number of Bible books. So it might be good to spend an evening or two just memorizing the sequence of the books. That task is easier if you look at the Bible by sections. It isn’t hard to remember the five books of the Pentateuch at the beginning of the Bible, and so on.

Many years ago two of our members wondered whether the process could be made easier by substituting another word, beginning with the same letter, for each book name. That exercise may have helped indirectly. Here’s what they came up with:

Old Testament. Greet each light new day joyfully. Just rise, shine, sing, kneel, knowing Christ cherishes each note, every joyous prayer pouring ecstatic sounds into Jesus’ listening ear, declaring heaven just ahead –- one joyful moment nearer heaven’s zone. Happy, zestful morning!

New Testament. Many men love Jesus and really can cheerfully go everywhere preaching Christ, to tell the truth to people hearing Jesus preached — powerfully, justly, jubilantly, joyously, –- just right.

If you don’t have the daily reading habit, try to develop it now. God will surely bless you for it.

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