A good day to you all, my dear Readers! Thanks for joining me as I delve into the Bible, following a curiosity lead I got while reading. Most of us know by heart:
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Another familiar verse is:
Romans 10: 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
John 10:10 gets to the heart of the matter: the ‘thief’, otherwise known as satan or the devil, (I refuse to give the liar honor by capitalizing his names) is where all the evil begins (after our fallen human nature). Christ Jesus is where our life of abundance lies. Romans 10:10 tells us how belief in your heart leads to salvation. Two very important verses for us all!
I found many books of the Bible either don’t have a 10th chapter, or there’s no verse 10, but let’s begin in Genesis and see where it goes from there:
Genesis chapter 10 recounts the sons of Noah after the flood. Noah’s son Ham begot Cush, then:
Genesis 10: 8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.”
Genesis 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Verses 11 & 12 list the other lands Nimrod added to his kingdom.
Exodus 10 is when Pharaoh didn’t want to let the children of Israel go to worship, just before the plague of locusts descended.
Exodus 10:10 Then he said to them, “The Lord had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go! Beware, for evil is ahead of you.
11 Not so! Go now, you who are men, and serve the Lord, for that is what you desired.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence. (Pharaoh refused to let the men take their children with them)
A hard heart was used to bring Israel out of Egypt with a mighty hand, to show the LORD’s great power.
Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”
In Numbers chapter 10 the LORD instructs Moses to make two silver trumpets and tells him how they will be used for signals to call the leaders, the divisions of the people, the whole camp; also what to do for war times, and this verse is what to do for glad feasts, offerings & sacrifices, and memorials before God.
I’ll stop here for the week and pick up the search in Deuteronomy 10:10 in my next post. I encourage you to look up the chapters I’ve already used as you wait.
Happy Bible reading my friends!