Not everyone loves history; I do, but you may not. What are you do think when you see how many books of the Bible are history? Today’s devotional will help you enjoy it. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Deuteronomy 32:7 English Standard Version (ESV)
7 Remember the days of old;
consider the years of many generations;
ask your father, and he will show you,
your elders, and they will tell you.
“…Much of God’s Word is taken up with histories. Here you have the story of the Creation and of the Fall, of Abraham and of Isaac, and of Jacob, and of Moses, and of the kings and princes and people of Israel. You ask, perhaps, ‘Is this food?’ Certainly. There are critics, nowadays, who speak very slightingly of the Old Testament, and talk as if the Gospels comprised the whole of God’s Word; even the Epistles are reckoned to be of inferior quality. But this is all wrong; it is by every Word of God that man doth live; and, often, a history, giving us an example of faith, or a proof of God’s faithfulness in helping his tried people, becomes more suitable food than the promise by itself might be. There is more force, men say, in the concrete, than there is in the abstract. Certainly, there is more power in a thing put into actual life than there is in that same thing merely stated in words…. Sometimes, God’s promises hang up like pictures on the wall, and we do not notice them; but when we see men who have trusted those promises, and proved the truth of them, then there is a sort of human interest about them which wins our attention, and speaks to our hearts. Never neglect the historical parts of God’s Word, for they are full of food to the children of God.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 322]