Reading the End of the Book—First

I know people who read the end of the book before they glance at the first page. I don’t. In fact, if I get a glimpse of the end of the book accidentally, it ruins it for me. I don’t like knowing a piece of the final chapter because I spend the rest of the book trying to figure out how what I’m reading fits with the bit I saw at the end. I can’t enjoy the story, and if you know me at all, you know I love a good story.

There’s only one exception to my “I don’t want to know the ending” rule. It’s when it comes to the Book. When it comes to reading my Bible, I love camping out in Revelation because I find out how all the misery, pain, and heartache is going to be made right. I find out Who wins and how to be on the winning team!

I mentioned not long ago that I started a summer study of Beth Moore’s Here and Now … There and Then: A Lecture Series on Revelation. Our memory verse for that study is the verse I’m working on now, and I love it because it gives me hope. On the hard days I cling to that hope with all I’ve got.

“They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14 (NIV1984, emphasis added)

Please share the verses God is using to speak to your heart with Rebecca and me! Leave a comment or link up here or at Mom’s Mustard Seeds. We love to hear how the Word is at work!

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8 Responses to Reading the End of the Book—First

  1. I’m the same way when I’m reading a good book – don’t spoil it for me! :) But, I love knowing the “end” of our story – Jesus defeats Satan and life will be perfect for eternity!

  2. Amy D says:

    One of my favorite verses is the verse that changed my life:

    Hebrews 13:5
    New International Version (NIV)
    5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

    “Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

    It brings me great comfort to read that verse and remember again how I ended up where I am.

  3. Stef says:

    guilty – I always used to read the end 1st, to make sure I even wanted to start on the adventure!! =) Thankfully – we know the end, and praise God rely on that promise often!!

  4. Dawn says:

    Oh how I LOVED Beth Moore’s Daniel study! It keeps you going between Daniel and Revelation constantly, digging so DEEPLY into the Word. I want to go through it again, because I missed the first half of the study (joined it late). Since then I’ve done Bible in 90 Days twice and just WOW. We can’t even imagine everything God has in store for us! Yes, the end of this Book is a must-read. :)

    • I haven’t done the Daniel study yet, Dawn! I’m hoping to go through it this fall or winter to see how it all fits together with the Revelation study. Thanks for visiting today! :)

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