OT Week: ♥

We conclude OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG with a prayer from David, whom God called a “man after my own heart.” Pray through each precious word with all YOUR heart.

I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down into the pit.

OT Week: Get Wet


In our whirlwind tour of the OT this week, we’ve barely managed to skim the surface of its awesome and majestic depths. Therefore, I urge you to (1) pick up your Bible today, (2) flip it open to Genesis 1:1 and (3) don’t stop reading ’til you hit Malachi 4:6.

In the meantime, here’s an OT selection that shows the great value of immersing yourself in God’s word:

OT Week: God’s Phone Number


If you don’t read the Old Testament regularly, you’re missing out on a lot of vital information. Like, for instance, God’s phone number.

Just dial up J33:3:

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)

OT Week: Get Centered

We’re in the middle of OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

Some rather fascinating facts, according to Bible scholars/mathematicians who apparently have a lot of time on their hands …

  • The center chapter of the Bible is Psalm 118.
  • The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117.
  • The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.
  • There are 594 chapters before and 594 chapters after Psalm 118.
  • Add those two together and you get 1188.

So, what does Psalm 118:8 say?

OT Week: Bless You


Here’s a beautiful blessing from the book of Numbers:

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

This blessing fits nicely into Old Testament Week. It’s the oldest blessing in the entire Bible. Not only that, it’s the oldest known biblical text found by archaeologists. An amulet bearing this blessing was found dating all the way back to before 586 B.C. when the first temple was destroyed.

OT Week: The BIG Picture

Yesterday, we kicked off OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

Here’s a SparkNotes (or CliffsNotes for those of you who may be a bit old school like me) version of the OT …

Act 1: Creation
God creates Adam and Eve. They hang out in the Garden. All is good.

OT Week


Truth. Beauty. Good. Evil. Love. Hate. Joy. Despair. Peace. War. Blessing. Destruction. Poetry. History. You’ll find all of this and more in the Old Testament. And that’s just in the first 100 pages.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend nearly enough time in the hallowed pages of the Old Testament. I often start my Bible reading off each year in Genesis, charge through Exodus, begin to wander a bit in Leviticus and then by the time I get to Numbers I find myself reaching for the TV remote.

Don’t let that happen to you. You just might miss some of God’s greatest truths.