Why Is It Important To Know Details In History?

I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history. 

– H.G. Wells.

Are you familiar with the saying, history repeats itself? I do believe that this is true, especially when we neglect the details and vast information provided to us by historians. Historians are people who study history. Furthermore, they were men and women who were able to document events in the past. And without their accomplishments in writing, we will never know and learn anything from the past. 

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Revelation 1:19. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Genesis 1:27: Do You Ever Consider Yourself As A Little God?

Importance Of History

In verse 19, we can read how God has commanded John to write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. When you have reached the Book of Revelation you would know by now that God encourages His people to take down details of history. Specifically, of things happening in their lives, especially His teaching and commandments. 

Most of us will say that we learn from experience, whether it is ours or of others. However, it is sad to see that the generation now is not well versed with history. For example, the entire Bible is a history of One Man who saved one chosen nation and the world. And when you ask a teenager what is the Scripture is all about, they might point out to the ministry of Jesus Christ, but not His selfless act on the cross.

Jesus Christ Holds The History and Future

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us not forsake the younger generations by allowing them to forget details in history. We owe it so much to them to share the things we have learned from our parents and grandparents. Moreover, may we not overlook to share the most important event in history. And that is Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection. 

Let us also share with them the reason why Jesus has to die on the cross. And that is to save us from sins and give us a future with the Heavenly Father.

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. What do you know about history?
  2. How did you come to know about any Bible stories?
  3. Where did you knew and learned about Jesus?
  4. What was your first knowledge about the Lord?
  5. Have you received Him in your life? Accept Jesus Now.

Prayer

Gracious Father, we honour you. Thank you for Jesus Christ, your Son, who died on the cross as a ransom for our transgressions. We bless your holy name and thank you for preserving your words in the Bible. Grant us, Holy Spirit, to always have a penitent heart. That we will head to everything true and holy and learn from the history of our ancestors. We pray that we will share a future with you and Your Son, Jesus Christ. We pray these in the saving name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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