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Illustrating Scripture

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December 4, 2021 7:00 pm

Illustrating Scripture

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December 4, 2021 7:00 pm

Decorative blue and white ceramic tiles commonly found in Dutch households were originally made in the city of Delft. They often depict familiar scenes of the Netherlands: beautiful landscapes, ubiquitous windmills, and people working and playing.

In the nineteenth century, Charles Dickens wrote in his book A Christmas Carol how these tiles were used to illustrate the Scriptures. He described an old fireplace built by a Dutchman paved with these quaint Delft tiles: “There were Cains and Abels, Pharaohs’ daughters; Queens of Sheba, . . . [and] Apostles putting off to sea.” Many households used these tiles as a teaching tool as the family gathered around the warmth of a fire and shared the stories of Bible. They learned about God’s character—His justice, compassion, and mercy.

The truths of the Bible continue to be relevant today. Psalm 78 encourages us to teach the “hidden lessons from our past—stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us” (vv. 2–3 nlt). It goes on to instruct us to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done” and “they in turn [can] tell their children” (vv. 4, 6).

With God’s help, we can find creative and effective ways to illustrate the truths of Scripture to each generation as we strive to give God the full honor and praise He deserves.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Today's reading titled illustrating Scripture was written by Cindy S. Casper decorative blue and white ceramic tiles commonly found in Dutch households were originally made in the city of Delft. They often depict familiar scenes of the Netherlands. Beautiful landscapes ubiquitous when meals and people working and playing in the 19th century. Charles Dickens wrote in his book a Christmas Carol how these tiles were used to illustrate the Scriptures. He described an old fireplace built by a Dutchman paved with these quaint Delft tiles. There were canes and enables Pharaoh's daughters queens of Sheba and apostles putting off to see many households use these tiles as a teaching tool. As the family gathered around the warmth of a fire and shared stories of the Bible. They learned about God's character, his justice, compassion and mercy the truths of the Bible continue to be relevant today. Psalm 78 encourages us to teach the hidden lessons from our past stories we've heard and known stories, our ancestors handed down to us and goes on to instruct us to tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done and they in turn can tell their children. With God's help, we can find creative and effective ways to illustrate the truths of Scripture to each generation as we strive to give God the full honor and praise he deserves today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Psalm 78 verses one through eight.

My people, hear my teaching.

Listen to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth with a parable I will utter hidden things, things from of old things we have heard and known things are ancestors have told us we will not hide them from their descendents. We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done.

He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children to the next generation would know them. Even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God.

The spirits were not faithful to him.

Let's pray. Loving God, thank you for giving us the Scriptures that we might know who you are and grow through your teachings, God would you show us clever and innovative ways to illustrate what we've learned so that we can teach it to our children and their children and everyone you place in our path. Help us to speak boldly as we proclaim your truths. It's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today I'm Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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