The Books of History
God chose Israel as the people who would introduce Jesus to the world. The History Books of the Bible show how that road was not as smooth as it should have been.
Day One: Joshua
...The Book of Joshua provides an overview of the military campaigns to conquer the land area that God had promised...the newly-formed nation is now poised to enter the Promised Land, conquer the inhabitants, and occupy the territory...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Joshua?"
Day Two: Judges
...The Book of Judges can be divided into two sections: 1) Chapters 1-16 which gives an account of the wars of deliverance...2) Chapters 17-21 which is referred to as an appendix...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Deborah?"
Day Three: Ruth
...The Book of Ruth was written to the Israelites. It teaches that genuine love at times may require uncompromising sacrifice. Regardless of our lot in life, we can live according to the precepts of God...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Ruth?"
Day Four: 1 Samuel
...First Samuel records the history of Israel in the land of Canaan as they move from the rule of judges to being a unified nation under kings...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Samuel?"
Day Five: 2 Samuel
...2 Samuel is the record of King David's reign. This book places the Davidic Covenant in its historical context...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of King Saul?"
The Books of History, Part 2
Image Credit: James Tissot; "The Taking of Jericho"; 1896-1902; Public Domain
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