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Devotional Hours with the Bible, Volume 1

By J.R. Miller

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   Introduction - Devotional Hours with the Bible J. R. Miller, 1908 Volume 1. From the Creation--to the Exodus This eight volume set was published between 1
   Chapter 1 - In the Beginning God - Genesis 1-2 Genesis is the book of beginnings. The first chapter is one of the most wonderful portions of the Bible. It takes us back far beyond al
   Chapter 2 - The First Temptation - Genesis 3 The story of the first temptation is intensely interesting. We do not need to perplex ourselves with its form. There is enough in it that
   Chapter 3 - The Story of Cain and Abel - Genesis 4 Cain was the first child born on earth. The coming of the first baby, is always an important event in a home--but the birth of the first
   Chapter 4 - The Story of Enoch - Genesis 14-15 The history of the world is not told in detail in Genesis. We have only a glimpse here and there of the life of the first days. But a
   Chapter 5 - The Story of the Flood - Genesis 6-9 Whatever the physical cause of the Flood may have been, the moral cause was sin! This is made clear in the narrative in Genesis. It was
   Chapter 6 - The Call of Abraham - Genesis 12:1-10 The purpose of the Bible is not to give the history of the human race--but to tell the story of redemption. In a sense, this begins
   Chapter 7 - Abraham and Lot - Genesis 12:10-20, 13 The story begins in Egypt. How did it happen that Abraham was there? Why had he left his promised land? We have the account in
   Chapter 8 - God's Promise to Abraham - Genesis 14-15 Lot had made a "good deal," as men say, in getting for his own such a rich section of the land. No doubt he congratulated himself on
   Chapter 9 - Abraham's Intercession for Sodom - Genesis 18 Three travelers came one day to Abraham's tent door. They were strangers--he did not know them. Yet he treated them with warm-hearted ho
   Chapter 10 - The Outcome of Lot's Choice - Genesis 19 Abraham ended his intercession, and the two angels went on their way. In the evening they reached the gate of Sodom. There they found Lo
   Chapter 11 - The Offering of Isaac - Genesis 21-22 The record of the birth of Isaac is made as quietly and simply as if it had been an event of very small importance. The birth of a ba
   Chapter 12 - Isaac and His Sons - Genesis 24-25 With the birth of Isaac, Abraham saw the beginning of the fulfillment of the Divine promise. He was to have a great posterity. For a
   Chapter 13 - Isaac the Peacemaker - Genesis 26 Isaac was a child of old age, his father being a hundred, and his mother ninety, when he was born. His name means "laughter," thus being
   Chapter 14 - Jacob's Dream at Bethel - Genesis 28 Nothing is more beautiful than an ideal home. Love rules in all its life. The members are as one, in their fellowship and association. E
   Chapter 15 - Jacob a Prince with God - Genesis 32-33 There are twenty years between Jacob's vision of the ladder--and this night at Jabbok. Jacob journeyed from Bethel, about five hundre
   Chapter 16 - Discords in the Family of Jacob - When Jacob returned to his father's house, Esau met him with four hundred men. If Esau's intent was hostile, he was appeased by Jacob's generous kindn
   Chapter 17 - Joseph and his Dreams - They said one to another, "Behold, here comes that dreamer!" Genesis 37:19 When a story of providence begins--we never know what the end will be. I
   Chapter 18 - From Prison to Palace - "Then Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and they quickly brought him from the dungeon." Genesis 41:14 The story reads like a romance novel! In the morning,
   Chapter 19 - An Interpreter for God - Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.
   Chapter 20 - Joseph and his Brothers - "Then Joseph kissed each of his brothers and wept over them, and then they began talking freely with him." Genesis 45:15 It was a startling revelat
   Chapter 21 - Joseph and his Father - "But when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their fat
   Chapter 22 - Joseph in Old Age and Death - "And Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath and said--God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place." G
   Chapter 23 - Israel Oppressed in Egypt - Exodus 1 After the funeral of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers returned to Egypt. Why did they not stay in Canaan? Was not Canaan the land of promise
   Chapter 24 - The Childhood of Moses - Exodus 2 Everybody is interested in a baby--that is, everybody who has a gentle heart. The babies of the Bible are especially interesting. Next to
   Chapter 25 - The Call of Moses - Exodus 2-3 The training of Moses took eighty years. For a great mission the preparation must be wide and thorough. Perhaps many of us would do larg
   Chapter 26 - Moses and Pharaoh - It was hard to get Moses to accept the leadership of his people. He almost missed the glory of his life, by urging his unworthiness and unfitness. But
   Chapter 27 - The Institution of the Passover - Exodus 12 The time had come for the departure of the children of Israel from Egypt. The struggle with Pharaoh had been long and bitter. He had resi
   Chapter 28 - Crossing the Red Sea - Exodus 14 "At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of

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