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Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible

Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible

by David Jeremiah
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Today's Devotion: April 25

Responding to Life

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28



Recommended Reading

Ephesians 1:11-12



We are used to hearing people say, "I did what I thought was best." Even if a person's actions didn't produce the desired outcome, we empathize with him or her because we've been there ourselves. Faced with a decision, we gather our facts, seek advice, weigh the pros and cons, and then finally make a decision. Because we are imperfect, it's hard for us to imagine someone choosing and acting perfectly. It's hard to imagine someone with a sovereign will whose decisions are always right and for the good.

But that is how the Bible portrays God. Paul says that God "works all things according to the counsel of His will" (Ephesians 1:11). God doesn't gather facts, weigh options, seek advice, compare outcomes, and then decide. Rather, God's will and word have been "forever … settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89), carried out, as it were, before the foundations of the world (Ephesians 1:4).

God is love (1 John 4:8, 16) and God is sovereign (Acts 4:24). Those biblical truths must define our response to every circumstance in life.

Good when He gives, supremely good; nor less when He denies. E'en crosses from His sovereign hand are blessings in disguise.

James Hervey


2 Kings 19-21


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From This Point Forward
It took Thomas Jefferson about seventeen days to write the Declaration of Independence. J.R.R. Tolkien took considerably longer to write The Lord of the Rings. He wrote to his publisher in February 1938, indicating he had completed the first chapter; and another letter, dated February 1950, contained news that the last chapter was finished.