Lord Jeffrey Archer

Whenever I read one of his books I hang off every word

Numbers 16:1-50

Reference: v.5 Then he said to Korah and all his followers: “In the morning the Lord will show who belongs to him and who is holy, and he will have that person come near him. The one he chooses he will cause to come near him. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I recently got the chance to meet one of my favourite writers of all time, Lord Jeffrey Archer.  Whenever I read one of his books I hang off every word and it’s like my whole daily routine revolves around when I can get a few moments to pick up his book again.  The other day I thought I would have a quick read of one of his short stories.  I was only a couple of paragraphs in when I remembered how it ended.  The story was still written beautifully, but it lost a bit of its appeal for me because I already knew how it was all going to unfold.

Application: Having grown up with Bible stories I find that there is little to surprise me in the Bible.  Once I read a couple of paragraphs I recall the story and remember the ending.  However, I was reminded today that there are still stories in the Bible that can surprise me.  Reading about the Israelites complaining to Moses in the desert was not a new story, as this happened many times.  But when Moses said that God would show up and decide, I couldn’t wait to discover what He would do.  The Bible has thousands of stories in it; some long, some short, some well known, some lesser-known.  Either way, we can learn something new about God each time.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the insatiable source of the Bible.  May we be dedicated in reading it more and more.  Amen.

What have you recently learned about God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.