“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: Moses laid the framework for bible doctrine, so never miss out of reading the framework where we have the foundation and fabric of doctrine.
Previously, we saw that within Moses’ writing (Genesis to Malachi), an important note is:
- The context of what is in Deuteronomy is in Numbers.’
- The context of what is in Numbers is in Leviticus.
- The context of what is in Leviticus is in Exodus.
- The context of what is in Exodus is in Genesis.
- The framework of Exodus to Deuteronomy is Genesis. Hence, Genesis is its overall context.
- Furthermore, since Joshua to Malachi and Matthew to Revelation find their framework in Moses’ writing (Genesis to Deuteronomy) and we’ve seen that Exodus to Deuteronomy find their framework in Genesis, then the book of Genesis is the overall framework, context and foundation of the bible or bible doctrine.
Hear this: Paul or any of the Apostles is not the father of any scriptural concept; be it righteousness, sin, condemnation, spiritual growth, gifts of the spirit, the flesh and the spirit, giving, etc. All the above mentioned concept began with Moses or its framed by Moses at this concepts can be intelligently traced at the very beginning (Genesis). You must begin your reading at the very beginning. That is why in Luke 24:27 and 44 we looked at, Jesus began at:
- Moses (Genesis through to Deuteronomy).
- And all the prophets (Joshua to Malachi).
Jesus began at Genesis, not at Exodus. Do you know all other books of the bible (Exodus through to Revelation) quotes or references Genesis, but Genesis does not quote or reference any other book. This is because Genesis itself is the framework; it is the beginning, and so the beginning cannot be quoting or referencing any other book, all other books will quote or reference the beginning. Therefore, in your systematic reading of the bible, begin from Moses’ writing where we have the framework. And don’t forget that in beginning at the framework, you must begin at the very beginning since that is where the overall framework is found. And don’t forget that the context of the bible is the whole bible. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Be systematic in your reading of God’s word.
PRAYER: I exert myself in the place of study; I am diligent and dutiful, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Systematic reading of the bible leads to wholesome understanding.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 2; EVENING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 3