Ray says “If I was much younger, I would buy the complete set of “The Smart Guide” to every book of the Bible, one at a time. And then I would begin a complete study of that Guide with my Bible open until I completed the entire Bible. That undoubtedly would take at least two years. What a way that would be to learn.
If you ever complain that God has been unfair to you, remember the first two chapters of the book of Matthew. Do you believe you deserve far better than Jesus, the King of Kings? From manger to danger to stranger, life was rougher than sandpaper. Then came the Magi with the gifts that would pay for Jesus, Mary and Joseph to flee to Egypt along the spice route. They can sell some of the frankincense and myrrh, and then use the gold to find lodging while they stayed there. Remember this – as you follow Jesus, He will pay the bills wherever he sends you. There is so much to learn in Matthew.