This week we will resume our twice-monthly overviews of the books of the Bible. My prayer is that they will give you an overview of what is in each book and make your reading more interesting and spiritually enriching.
The Bible has a lot to say about storms. Sometimes it is talking about literal storms, where the weather is fearsome and seems out of control. More often, though, when the Bible speaks of a storm it is referring to an adverse set of circumstances—when negative events enter into a person’s life.
Tradition tells us that the third Gospel, Luke, was written by a physician. This seems likely when we pay attention to how carefully he tells the story of Jesus. He has done his research well, and he provides lots of interesting little details that the other Gospels don’t mention. His goal was to provide a well-documented account of the life of Jesus Christ.
Leviticus is one of the most neglected books of the Bible, yet it is among the most powerful. At first glance, it might seem like just a list of rules, of all God’s dos and don’ts. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find it full of rich insights, for this book establishes the guidelines by which God is to be known and worshiped.