I just started a new book, The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer, by O.S. Hawkins.
This past year our church read The Joshua Code: 52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Should Know. The book contains 52 chapters, one for each week. They were short and easy to read in one sitting, but packed with insightful comments. I couldn’t wait to start Hawkins new book.
The Jesus Code has 52 questions, one to contemplate each week, that the author believes are vital for every Christian to answer. Reading the first chapter, I wasn’t disappointed.
The first chapter and question is, “Has God Indeed Said …?” from Genesis 3.1.
The answer to that question is one of the most important truths in the Bible! Getting it wrong has lead to incalculable sin, heartache, and destruction.
Satan entered the scene of life just three chapters into the Bible, and the last time we encounter him is three chapters from the end. And the damage he has caused is seen on every page in between. This cunning creature was smart enough to know that doubt is deadly. He did not try to force us to eat the forbidden fruit. He simply tossed a seed of doubt our way, and we took it from there: “Has God indeed said?”*
He goes on to talk about the downward digression that follows once doubt takes root:
Eve “saw” the tree, she “coveted,” she “took” and gave to her husband, then they “hid” themselves. Hawkins points out the same pattern in David’s life. He “saw” Bathsheba bathing, he “coveted,” he “took” her, then he “hid” to the point that he was willing to commit murder to stay hidden.
And if we don’t answer that questions rightly, we will fall into the same downward spiral.
Next week, the question is, “Shall not the judge of the whole earth do right?” from Genesis 18.25.
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*Hawkins, Dr. O. S. (2014-07-29). The Jesus Code (Kindle Locations 138-141). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
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