When Moses came to bid farewell to the people of Israel, he summarized God’s message to them in a song, opening with the words: ‘May my teaching drop as the rain ... like gentle rain upon the tender grass.’ Grass needs regular rainfall, not just the occasional torrent. And so it is with us. ‘Gentle rain on tender grass’ is a lovely picture of continual, persevering study of the Word of God. There is no substitute for exposing ourselves daily to God’s own infallible, authoritative Word.In a series of readings designed for daily devotions, Sharon James takes the reader through the first five books of the Bible. These five books are foundational to understanding the story of salvation as taught in the rest of the Bible. All the major themes are highlighted and at the end of each day’s reading a verse of Scripture has been selected to help focus our thoughts on a particular truth throughout the day.