Searchlight
with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
June 20
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1
 
As faithful stewards in ministry, we’re to be able to identify the riches of Scripture ...

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old (Matthew 13:52).

Jesus is talking about drawing from the illustrations and pictures, types and stories of the Old Testament and relating them to what the disciples could see being lived out before them in His life as well as to what we see further in the principles of the New Testament. That is why I think it is so important to go through the entire Bible — to become familiar with the Law, the prophets, and the Poets; to meditate on the Gospel accounts, Paul’s teaching, the Apocalypse.

Read your Bible, dear brother. Don’t give up, precious sister.

‘But I’m reading through Leviticus right now and I don’t understand a thing,’ you might be thinking.

That’s OK. Keep reading because you’re feeding your inner man, and in due season, you will understand even the book of Leviticus to a much greater degree than you do now.

With drought ravaging the land, Jehoram, king of Israel, called for Elisha the prophet. ‘Here’s what you are to do,’ said Elisha. ‘Dig ditches here in the dry sand.’

The people did, and the next day, the ditches were filled with water (2 Kings 3). So too, water being a type of the Word (Psalm 119:9, John 15:3, Ephesians 5:26), we’re to keep digging ditches — even if it’s dry. And eventually, the refreshing springs of Scripture will flow into our hearts.

Why did the Lord write the Bible the way He did? Why didn’t He simply compose Section I: Marriage. Section II: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Section III: Bible Prophecy ... That’s the way I would have written it. But the Lord in His infinite wisdom says, ‘No, analogies and stories, pictures and genealogies will be mysteries to the carnal mind — but will be exciting, applicable, wonderful to any man of any age in any culture who plugs away studying them day after week after month after year after decade.’
 

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.If you would like your own copy of "A Days Journey" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.