The Bible in Proverbs 2 promises that if we call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if we look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
I’ve picked up all sorts of interesting facts over a lifetime of reading the Bible which I am glad to share. Here are my insights, starting from Genesis. I hope you like what I’ve learned.
Genesis, the first book, connects with Revelation, the final book. The first prophecy of Jesus appears in Genesis 3:15, when God pronounced judgment on the serpent after he deceived Eve, the Woman.
“And I will put enmityGenesis 3:15
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
Crying in travail with a dragon hungering for her offspring, the woman appears in Revelation 12 as “The Great Sign in Heaven.” The firstborn, the seed of the Woman, will be like a lion. Staring far into the future with rheumy eyes, Jacob saw the lion and blessed his son Judah, ‘the Lion’s whelp’;
He bows down, he lies down as a lion;Genesis 49:9-10
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
From Judah would come king David and Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The Lion appears before the throne of God in Revelation 5:5, holding the sealed title deed to the earth. “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals,” said the elder to the eye witness John.