Meet God: Module 3
Welcome to Module Three. I am so excited that you have decided to continue with the “Meet God” series. You have made a great choice!
In this Module, we will apply the Bible GPS method of understanding, application and communication to the Wisdom, Psalms and Prophets of the Bible.
The book of Proverbs, the book of Ecclesiastes, and the book of Job all make up the Old Testament wisdom literature, and together they focus on existential questions about God, humanity, creation, and the nature of evil and suffering.
Wisdom literature differs from other books in the Old Testament in that the authors were sages rather than prophets or priests. Priests and prophets typically dealt with religious and moral concerns whereas sages generally focused on the practical aspects of how to live and the intellectual challenges that arise when contemplating the human experience.
The book of Psalms is a collection of 150 beautiful poetic songs of prayer. The book of Psalms can be divided into five books (1–41, 42–72, 73–89, 90–106, 107–150), the first four of which are marked off by concluding doxologies. Psalm 150 serves as a doxology for the entire collection.
The psalms themselves range in mood and expression of faith from joyous celebration to solemn hymn and bitter protest.
The Hebrew title of the book translates to "praises." The word "psalm" comes from the Greek psalmoi, meaning "songs." This book is also called the Psalter.
Originally, these 150 poems were meant to be sung and were used in ancient Jewish worship services, accompanied by lyres, flutes, horns, and cymbals. King David established a 4,000-piece orchestra to play during worship (1 Chronicles 23:5).
A prophet’s primary function in the Old Testament was to serve as God’s representative or ambassador by communicating God’s word to God’s people.
True prophets never spoke on their own authority or shared their personal opinions, but rather delivered the message God himself gave them. God sent prophets throughout history to guide and warn God’s people. As often happens with humans, they turned their backs and didn’t follow the instructions and warnings.
Prophetic ministry was not restricted to men in the OT, however. Moses’s sister Miriam is called a “prophet” (Exod. 15:20), as are Deborah (Judg. 4:4) and Huldah (2 Kings 22:14–20).
I trust that you will meet God anew in this study!
KOBUS GENIS was born in Bellville, South Africa. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Theology (BTh) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and served as a minister in South Africa from 1992-2003. Since 2003 he and his family have been living in sunny Alberta, Canada, where he has been a minister until May 2020. Kobus is currently the Executive Director of the Bible GPS Institute. Kobus' passion is to teach people how to understand, apply and communicate the essentials of the Bible in the 21st century.
Kobus wrote a devotional based on the principles of this course.
It Takes More Than A Mask will show you how an ancient test, the Bible, will help you to move from a Hope End to an Endless Hope. The book comprises of 365 devotions that will take you on a chronological journey through all the Bible books. The book is available as a Paperback and eBook (Kindle). The eBook is also available on many other platforms like Apple and Barnes & Noble. Click here to order the ebook from those platforms.
Preview1. How to interpret Wisdom (16:10)
Start2. The Application of the Bible GPS to Job 2:1-26 (15:13)
Start3. The Application of the Bible GPS to Song of Songs 8:5-7 (9:08)
Preview4. How to interpret the Psalms (16:09)
Start5, The Application of the Bible GPS to Psalm 23 (12:28)
Start6. The Application of the Bible GPS to Psalm 32 (10:57)
Start7. How to interpret the Prophets (11:35)
Preview8. The Application of the Bible GPS to Isaiah 60:1-7 (13:20)
Start9. The Application of the Bible GPS to Jonah 1 (13:28)
PreviewTwo Devotional Books