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The Bible is not a boring book

Heda Domitrovic

” What Sais the scripture? Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness.’ ‘(Rom. 4:3)

Even at an early age I loved to read. That for me was not just on paper. Opening the book, was like opened the curtain on the stage, revived images of people and events. While reading, I was looking with some inner eyes, feeling transferred into the events described in the book.
Observing characters soon would be identified with the major, but essential positive image. The villains would have seemed less real.

Later, it was happening when I watched a movie or a play at the theater. While I was reading (or watching), I lived action described in the book or on the screen. I felt joy or pain and tension to make a decision as to really work on me.
Years passed, the variety of books is reduced. My interests are more dense and concentrated on religious issues. How was I born again Christian, the Bible becomes my daily reading. I never got bored. It was exciting to convey thoughts at such times and in those places, to live their lives, to   dress their clothes.
The Bible is full of interesting events, both positive and negative characters. It was not hard to identify myself with some positive character and figure out why this or that happened or why it is done exactly as stated. It was not hard to understand reason about no appropriate action (maybe not right away), but it turned out that there is one, is not immediately intelligible meaning. I started to understand the verses from Hebrews 5:11-14:

‘’ We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish the good from evil.’’

I’m not an expert in the study of the Bible. On the contrary, I’m just a humble believer who lives according to the word of God, and in the Holy Spirit seeks to understand the gospel, so wonderfully described in the Bible.

Many of the events in my life have reinforced my belief in the three-one God, and what people usually called” miracles” has become a daily part of my life.

My faith is not only a confirmation on paper, nor is the words on the lips, but a living faith that is    from day to day confirmed, as with mine, and with God’s side. Without faith is impossible to please God. (Heb, 10:6)

In the Epistle to the Hebrews in 11.chepter, lists the names of some people who had faith, pleases God and   was admitted for justice.
Some of them are mentioned: Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, and many others.
I wonder what’s so special Abel did, that his faith is counted for justice?
He offered a sacrifice to God. Cain did the same, bat their victim differed. Abel’s sacrifice the firstlings of his flock, and that is the best. Obviously he wanted to please God and sacrifice the best of what he had, and that pleased God.
In Genesis 5:24 says:
Enoch walked with God and he disappears, for God took him, and nothing more. He was God pleasing because he walked with Him. (Genesis 5:24)
What happened to Noah? He believed in God, and was a righteous and blameless man. He immediately responded when God called him to build an ark, even if it does not agree with common sense. He built an ark 120 years on dry land without water, but Noah believed God and was obedient to him. That faith and obedience admit him to justice.

Most talk about Abraham.

When God called him to leave his country and urged him to dwell in the land that he did not know, Abraham’s obedience was the answer. He believed God and was obedient to Him and to muse admitted in justice. Abraham was 99 year old, and Sarah was 90 year old, life-long barren. Because of his obedience, God gave him a great promise, a promise which is contrary to reason and to every possibility and it is written in the book of Genesis 17:15 +16 +19:

”15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarahshall be her name.

16 I will bless her, and moreover, I will giveyou a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

”19 God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac.

I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. ”

(Rom. 4:3)

”What says the scripture? Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham’s obedience was set out to the maximum, to execute the command.

Al agrees that it was a great test for Abraham, and that this was an image of God. The Father sacrificed His only Son, Jesus Christ, His only Son, for the salvation of many.
Many are appalled peace which Abraham went to sacrifice his only son, but identifying me with Abraham’s actions, I discerned that Isaac was saved by Abraham’s faith. He had to be aware of God’s promises. He had to! If God has promised to make a covenant with Isaac:

But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year.”


Then there could be no doubt that Isaac will live, grow and have offspring. Abraham believed God, His word and His promises and that faith has been received for justice and explains everything. Price the Lord!
Joseph was obedient and had not protested the injustice and hardship through which he passed. He believed God and was convinced that everything has a reason and purpose. He obediently waited for God to carry out his plan.
Moses has many times demonstrated his faith and followed the path that God has shown him. He went through many obstacles, but he has remained ever faithful and committed to the Lord’s direction.

When he killed an Egyptian who was abusing an Israelite, he had to escape. He fled from Egypt; when the Egyptian army was behind him and the sea in front of him, he did not despaired.
He believed in the promises of God to deliver them from Egypt. With faith raised his hands and standing on God’s promises, not questioning they parted the Red Sea.

By faith the Israelites went through the sea dry, while the Egyptians drowned when they tried.
They were all human, not gods, bat they had powers that other people might not have. Their strength and power was their unconditional faith. Faith is the power that moves mountains.
Faith cannot go in front or behind the Lord. Faith goes with the Lord. Wanting to please God give God a chance that he may please us. Each trial has its purpose, so no matter how painful sometimes, but it is always a positive for us.
It’s hard sometimes to accept a trial, but these people was able to accept it, and therefore   their faith was recognized for justice.
Oh, Lord, help us, so that we reach such faith!