The Story of the Bible

Reading the Bible

by John Ellis

Ranking the most beautiful passages of the Bible is an almost nonsensical task. I did just that, though.

To be fair, and the astute reader will quickly pick up on this, I didn’t really rank the most beautiful passages of the Bible. I simply took seven beautiful passages from the Bible, and attempted to tell the story of the Bible in my article. In other words, by God’s grace, I used my platform at PJ Media to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to my readers.

The gimmick of a “best of”┬álist aside, this may be the most important article that I’ve ever written. You can read it by clicking the link provided below.


One thought on “The Story of the Bible

  1. I like this idea. It’s an impossible task. But it’s a good exercise. All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so the men and women of God are thoroughly equipped for every good work. During our wedding, I was asked, as a non-believer, to read, “Whither thou goest, I shall goest,” and I cringe with the memory of not understanding what I was stating to my bride (but which I now so greatly appreciate as a believer in and follower of Jesus). Joseph saying to his brothers in Genesis 50:20, “What man intended for evil, God used for good, for the saving of man” always inspires me. Psalm 119:11 cautions me: “I have stored up your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” The great leader Nehemiah plots out unbelievable strategy to lead the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem, and he pronounces, “The joy of the Lord is our strength.” Indeed! Solomon reminds us the meaninglessness of the temporal (verses the abundance of the eternal) in Ecclesiastes: “All is a chasing after the wind.” John the Baptist rightly proclaims, “He [Jesus] must become greater; I must become less” in John 3:30. Jesus called us to seek the Lord in the way He always did when He ministered on earth. “I tell you the truth. Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these.” (John 14:12) And “I have brought you [Father God] glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” COME, LORD JESUS, COME!


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