At the beginning of the year many Christians set out to read the Bible through in a year. This goal does take some dedication to set aside time each day to read between 3-5 chapters. The Bible is filled with many stories that we can learn from. They can give us wisdom to make the right choices and even encouragement when we need it. They can motivate us to do more for Christ and those around us.
Today I want to give you my favorite 3 stories in the Bible. These are my favorite stories that I have read and ones that have stuck in my mind throughout the years.
1. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Matthew 27:32-56, Luke 24:1-53 Each one of the Gospels gives an account of the crucifixion and resurrection. As a born-again believer this is my favorite story in the Bible because without the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ I would be lost on my way to Hell! It is my favorite story because it shows the love of Christ to each one of us sinners.
2. Adam and Eve sinning in the Garden of Eden
Genesis 3:1-24 You are probably wondering why I like this story. This is the fall of man, this is the story of the first sin, disobedience to God. Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree and their eyes were opened. They knew they had disobeyed and sinned. God came down to walk with them in the garden everyday and on this particular day Adam and Eve hid. They were embarrassed because they had done wrong. My favorite part of this story is that God still wanted fellowship with them. He knew what they had done, yes they had to pay a price for their sin, but God still wanted that fellowship with them. It is amazing how that we as sinful human beings can still enjoy a walk with God. Just a note here, the closer you are to God, the farther away from sin you will be.
3. The Story of Daniel
The book of Daniel shows us that no matter the situation you are in, you can still stand for right and do what is right. You don’t have to give in to temptation of the world, the flesh or the devil. Whether it was from saying no to the temptation of eating the king’s meat and drinking the king’s wine or the decision to keep praying no matter what the law was, Daniel always chose to do right. “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel 1:8 It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, you can still choose to do right.
The Bible is filled with so many stories and events that we can learn from. I would love to hear your favorite story or even verse and the reason why!