Glimpses of Grace in the Old Testament
Individual lessons & Bible Study Guide
Selected Scriptures and Genesis 22:1-14. Abraham didn’t always look like the hero of the faith we see mentioned in Hebrews 11. His poor decisions sometimes got him into trouble; and yet God continued to refine Abraham, bringing him to the point of being able to trust Him completely.
Exodus 17:8-16, Joshua 1:6,7 & 9 and Joshua 3:2-4:7. Joshua was able to act in faith because he had come to know God as the One who keeps His promises. Strengthened by God’s Word, Joshua knew the Lord remains faithful from generation to generation in the face of battles, loss and unexpected challenges. God longs for us to see that same glimpse of His grace too!
Joshua 2:1-24 and Joshua 6:1-25. Rahab’s story proves that it doesn’t matter where we’ve come from or what we’ve done. Nothing disqualifies us from salvation except unbelief.
1 Kings 17—19. Elijah was a human being with strengths and weaknesses just like us. But he shows us that God hears His people — those who have been made righteous by trusting in Him for salvation — and He is faithful to supply our needs in every circumstance.
2 Chronicles 17:1-13; 18:1-19:2 & 20:1-30. Jehoshaphat is one of the good kings in Israel’s history and yet he was not perfect. He made mistakes and wandered from God’s path, but in times of distress Jehoshaphat cried out to God and the Lord answered in the most remarkable ways.
Daniel 1; 2 & 6. Daniel’s life shows us that God is in control; and even when our world is turned upside down, He is working to fulfill His purposes. He reveals Himself to those who seek Him. He gives wisdom to those who ask and He is fully able to protect us as we serve Him.