The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but it can also be intimidating to read because it contains more than 600,000 words divided into 66 distinct books written by 40 authors in three languages over 1600 years. But how does it all fit together? In Route 66, Dr. Ron Jones takes us on the ultimate road trip through the Bible, pointing us to Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Road Trip 3 focuses on the Wisdom Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.
For individual or small group study. Find small group discussion questions in the course materials.
Job: Why Do the Righteous Suffer?
Job tells the story of a wealthy man who likely lived during the patriarchal period of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph in the land of Uz, southeast of the Dead Sea. In a cosmic contest between God and Satan, Job, a righteous man, loses his wealth, health, and family (1-2).
Psalms: Ancient Songs That Shape the Heart
No book in the Bible is more beloved than Psalms, which is the largest book in God’s word with one hundred and fifty chapters. When read with both the head and heart, Psalms helps us connect with the passion of God and our own human emotions.
Proverbs: Wise Sayings for Everyday Life
Proverbs is perfect for on-the-go people because it delivers short, memorable, and digestible sayings like 1:7, which reads, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs is chock-full of wise sayings for everyday life.
Ecclesiastes: The Ultimate Meaning of Life
God gave us a book for skeptics that addresses the ultimate meaning of life, written by a man who tried to find satisfaction in just about everything but God. Solomon was the right man to travel on this journey and report back to us about life's greatest discovery.
Song of Solomon: The Secrets of a Satisfying Marriage
The Bible presents a treasury of marital wisdom called the Song of Solomon, where God puts His love for Israel on intimate display and reveals the secrets of a satisfying marriage through the beautiful union of Solomon and Shulamith.