July 8, 2021 –
Over the past fifty-plus years, I have taught several Sunday school classes. My first lesson begins with a question: “When was the last time you looked at the maps in your Bible? The answers are always the same. Most Bible students don’t know maps are in the back of their Bible. Those that do can’t remember the last time they looked at or referenced the maps.
Many people use the Bible’s Table of Contents when they need to reference a particular Book. Some Bible Table of Contents are arranged in the order the book appears in the Bible. A few Bibles organize the Books in alphabet order. I suppose that is to help those with little or no Bible knowledge.
The best personal spiritual growth results from knowing the Author, reading and learning the material in the 66 Books, studying the maps to understand better where events happened, and learning the names and order of the sixty-six books.
For the sake of the church, we can only hope more of its members open their Bible, read, study, and meditate.