Nuggets

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 1Genesis 2Genesis 3Genesis 4Genesis 5
Genesis 6Genesis 7Genesis 8Genesis 9Genesis 10
Genesis 11:1-25Genesis 11:27-32Genesis 12Genesis 13Genesis 14
Genesis 15Genesis 16Genesis 17Genesis 18,19Genesis 20
Genesis 21:1-21Genesis 21:22-34Genesis 22Genesis 23Genesis 24
Genesis 25Genesis 26Genesis 27Genesis 28Genesis 29
Genesis 30:1-24Genesis 30:25-43Genesis 31Genesis 32Genesis 33
Genesis 34Genesis 35Genesis 36Genesis 37Genesis 38
Genesis 39Genesis 40Genesis 41Genesis 42Genesis 43-44
Genesis 45-46Genesis 47-48Genesis 49-50

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 enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

Genesis 3:15

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;
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.

Genesis 49:9-10

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.