Bible Reading Coach, Week 22 (Esther & Job 1-14) God Has A Plan

As we enjoy the last of the History books and tackle the first of the Wisdom books, we'll have a week of reading that is fascinating, challenging and fulfilling.

What a week of reading this is! We’ll be in two very different books, from two very different situations, but God is honored in both.

First, we’ll read Esther. It’s a beautiful short story that takes place far away from Israel, in Babylon/Persia. It’s filled with enough palace intrigue, plots and subplots to keep anyone engaged and interested for days.

Also, as the last of the history books, Esther closes out that section of the Bible’s library. Plus, it’s the story that started the celebration of Purim, so in this teaching we take an overview of the Jewish holidays.

Then we’ll begin the next section of the Bible, as Job starts the books of Wisdom (aka Poetry). In these first chapters, we’ll see a conversation between God and Satan that sets up a horrific set of circumstances in the life of Job. We’ll also meet Job’s friends, who start their visit well, only to turn badly after a while.

This is a head-scratching story that we’ll only begin to get into this week. But in this teaching, we’ll point out some ways to read Job for deeper clarity and enrichment.

The Bible Reading Coach podcast is designed to help anyone read through the Bible in a year. In 10-15 minutes each Friday, I’ll introduce you to the passage for the following week, including:

  • What it’s about
  • How to deal with challenging passages
  • How the original readers saw it
  • How it applies today
  • And much more

After listening, take the next week to read the passage on your own. This time you’ll have a clearer understanding of it.

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