One of these things is not like the others

A friend and I were talking about conversations one day. She shared that it seemed like most conversations she had with her husband were incomplete. They seemed to lack either a beginning, or a middle or an end. If you don’t get a beginning, you don’t get the salutation, the introduction, the justification or reason for the conversation. If you don’t get a middle, you don’t get the details. You don’t get who, what, why, when or where. Without an ending you’re left with confusion, misinterpretation, and hesitation.

Genesis 1:1 reads “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Revelation 22:13 reads: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

details

So what’s in the middle of the Bible? Lots and lots of details…..

A – Adam, Abel, Absalom, Abraham, adultery, Apostles, absolution
B – Babel, Bathsheba, Bethlehem, baptism
C – creation, Cain, Corinthians, Covenant, Centurion, cross
D – Deborah, David, Daniel, disciples, donkey, death
E – Eve, Exodus, Ezekiel, Elijah, Esther, everlasting
F – fish, flood, figs, faith, forgiveness
G – garden, garden, Gideon, Goliath, glory
H – hyssop, harlot, heart, heal, honor, humble, humility,
I – Israel, Ishmael, iniquities
J – Jacob, Joseph, Jerusalem, Joshua, Jericho, James, Jesus
K – Kings, knowledge, kneel, kiss
L – ladder, lamb, love, Lazarus, LORD,
M – manna, marriage, meek, Mary, myrr, Martha, mighty
N – Noah, Ninevites
O – Obadiah, obey, offerings
P – Pharoah, Pharisees, parables, prayers, palms, Pilate, Peter
Q – Quails, queens, quiet
R – Rebekkah, rainbow, Rahab, redemption, Revelation
S – sin, Saul, Samaritans, singing, shepherds, Savior, supper
T – temptation, Timothy, Titus
U – unleavened, Ur
V – valley, Vikings, veil, vain, virgin, victory
W – wafer, wine, wages, wandering, wall
X – Xerxes
Y – yoke, you
Z – Zakariah, Zecheus, Zion

The Bible is God’s conversation with us. And it has got it all: a beginning, a middle, an end.
And what an ending for Christians!

In His Grip,

Jeanie Shank

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