When reading the Bible and the Old Testament, you are reading an inspirational grouping of stories many consider to be divine and prophetic literature. This is not to be taken lightly, whether a believer or not.
This means that what you are reading is related to everything and everyone in existence. You don’t have to be religious to see the importance of such scriptures, which allow us to see from different perspectives. Here are three influential passages in the Old Testament that will have a significant impact on your life.
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”
This passage holds so much meaning for so many people because of the trial and triumph we experience to live our lives as earnestly as possible. It is especially poignant for those who are believers and make a great effort to live godly lives.
This passage says that, upon God’s election of Joseph as his prophet, Joseph is immediately rejected by his peers, as is usually the case. However, Joseph takes a stand and tells his people that although they may not believe him in his word, what was happening at that moment was God’s will.
At that moment, God’s will was being carried out both despite and because of their act of disbelief. And this is what gave Joseph greater faith: God’s will exposed those who disbelieved everything he said to them when he was called upon to become a prophet of God.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.”
This is one of the greatest prayers in the Old Testament as it checks off so many worries and fears that we all go through so often.
In this prayer, believers ask that they be blessed and remembered as God’s children, and from a spiritual sense, as believers. They also ask that God thinks of them and gives back to them just like parents do with their children as they take great care of their needs. And finally, those who are believers ask that God guides them through their troubles and hard times so that their worries might be at ease.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
This hits home for so many people to give them the resilience and strength to carry on every day in their faith.
This is a testament where Joshua had been surrounded by people who served different religious practices and believed in other gods, yet he stands resolute. And like Joshua, believers can learn to be strong in their spirituality and not waiver. Another thing that helps support these resolutions is by keeping a large print KJV Bible on hand for study and worship to practice spirituality whenever you feel inspired.
These are three influential passages of the Old Testament. Although the Old Testament contains many great passages, these stand out as ones worthy of being highlighted and reflected upon daily.