Today’s reading comes from 2 Kings 4:1-7
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
This continues our Bible Tour from last month.
Joshua follows the book of Deuteronomy. Joshua is all about the conquest of the land of Canaan that God had promised to Abraham in Genesis 12. Moses is now dead and Joshua is the new leader of the children of Israel. God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous – essential ingredients for leadership (ch. 1). Joshua leads the children of Israel in taking (almost) all the Land God had promised them. Continue reading
The Bible is made up of 66 books. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament.
Below is a quick overview of these books.
Genesis is the first book of the Bible. The first twelve chapters cover four major events – Creation, The fall, The flood and the division of the Nations. Continue reading
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 NIV)