The Spiritual Life Is Not An Independent Project

The term spirituality does not have a single meaning. In its widest sense, spirituality refers to any religious or ethical value that is concretized as an attitude or spirit from which one's actions flow. By this it is clear that spirituality is not restricted to any particular religion as such. It applies to any person…

The Book Of Ruth

THE BOOK OF Ruth is the romance book of the Bible. It has all the dramatic love and action of a best-seller on the contemporary book list. The love affair in this story, however, is not the relationship of a young man and woman but rather the affection of a young woman called Ruth, and…

The Fifth Book Of Moses Called Deuteronomy

DEUTERONOMY, Moses’ “Upper Discourse,” consist of a series of farewell messages by Israel's 120-year-old leader. The book of Deuteronomy is written in the form of a farewell address by Moses to the Israelites before they entered the Promised Land (Canaan). This message was therefore specifically addressed to the new generation of the children of Israel…

The Fourth Book Of Moses Called Numbers

NUMBERS IS THE book of wanderings. It takes its name from the two numberings of the Israelites—the first at Mount Sinai and the second on the plains of Moab. Most of the book, however, describes Israel's experiences as they wander in the wilderness. The lesson of numbers is clear. While it may be necessary to…

The Book Of Proverbs

THE PAST SEVERAL decades have been a tragic emptiness and lack of direction in the Western world. Almost persistently the old foundations have been eroded, and we are left with dilemma that befell Israel during the time of the judges: “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6). Alongside this aimless is…

The Book Of Psalms

PSALMS IS THE first of the books of the Old Testament known as the writings, which section completes the canon in the Hebrew Order of books. Psalms, book of the Old Testament composed of sacred songs, or of sacred poems meant to be sung. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalms begins the third and last section…

The Book Of Job

JOB IS PERHAPS the earliest book of the Bible. Set in the period of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph), it tells the story of a man who loses everything—his wealth, his family, his health—and wrestles with the question, Why? The book begins with a heavenly debate between God and Satan, moves through three…

Book Of Ecclesiastes

THE HEBREW TITLE Qoheleth is a rare term, found only in Ecclesiastes (1:1, 2, 12; 7:27; 12:8–10). It comes from the word qahal, that is; “to convoke an assembly, to assemble.” Thus, it means “One who Addresses an Assembly,” or “A Preacher.” The Septuagint used the Greek word Ekklessiates as its title for the book.…

The Third Book Of Moses Called Leviticus

The Book of Leviticus reveals the Lord Jesus Christ like the dazzle of a many-faceted diamond. Were it possible for all men to grasp the full beauty, truth, and meaning of its powerful message (considered by many as “the Gospel in Leviticus”), religions, cults, and sects would fade into obscurity. For hidden in the types and shadows of this great book is the Son of God Himself (Romans 15:4; 2 Corinthians 10:11).

The Book of Judges

JUDGES IS A historical book of the Old Testament following the Book of Joshua. The book presents a series of spiritual relapses into idolatry and ungodly living. It pictures man's weakness and God's devine strength. The judgment of God on His own people is a vital truth in this book, centering on spiritual failure and…