The Books of Poetry

The Bible contains many different types of literature. The poetry of Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes may be the most moving.

Day One: Job
...The Book of Job helps us to understand the following: Satan cannot bring financial and physical destruction upon us unless it is by God's permission. God has power over what Satan can and cannot do...
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See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Job?"

Day Two: Psalms
...The brief descriptions that introduce the psalms have David listed as author in 73 instances. David's personality and identity are clearly stamped on many of these psalms...
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See Also: "Who were the sons of Korah in the Old Testament?"

Day Three: Proverbs
...Knowledge is nothing more than an accumulation of raw facts, but wisdom is the ability to see people, events, and situations as God sees them...
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See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Solomon?"

Day Four: Ecclesiastes
...Ecclesiastes is a book of perspective. The narrative of "the Preacher" (KJV), or "the Teacher" (NIV) reveals the depression that inevitably results from seeking happiness in worldly things...
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See Also: "How did God respond when Solomon asked for wisdom?"

Day Five: Song of Solomon
...The Song of Solomon is a lyric poem written to extol the virtues of love between a husband and his wife. The poem clearly presents marriage as God's design...
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See Also: "Why didn't Solomon follow his own advice on women?"

Image Credit: Rembrandt; "King David at prayer"; 1652; Public Domain

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Published 1-29-16