Warren Wiersbe wrote a commentary for each book of the Bible that summarized it using the word “be.” Exodus was “Be delivered.” Joshua was “Be strong!” Job was “be patient.” Proverbs was “Be skillful” and Daniel was “be resolute.” He has a knack for boiling things down to the basic, I’d say!
Here are a few things that he had to say in these different commentaries that might spur your thinking… (This list was taken from a blog post over at Logos Bible Software!)
“Each member in the body of Christ is important (1 Cor. 12:12–31), and we all need one another and to minister to one another. Since there’s no competition in the work of the Lord (John 4:34–38; 1 Cor. 3:5–9), there’s no need for us to promote ourselves. The important thing is that God receives the glory.” from Be Available: Judges
“‘Christ died,’ is only a fact in history, like ‘Napoleon died.’ The Gospel message is that ‘Christ died for our sins’ 1 Cor. 15:1–4.” from Be Comforted: Isaiah
“Impatience was one of Israel’s besetting sins, and God was helping them learn patient obedience; for it’s through ‘faith and patience’ that God’s people inherit what He has promised (Heb. 6:12). God is never in a hurry. He knows what He’s doing, and His timing is never off.” from Be Strong: Joshua
“There is true consolation in our faith, but it is not dispensed in convenient doses like cough medicine. It can be shared only by those who know what it’s like to be so far down in the pit that they feel as though God has abandoned them. If you want to be a true comforter, there is a price to pay; and not everybody is willing to pay it. Paul wrote about this in 2 Corinthians 1:3–11.” from Be Patient: Job
“The fact that God devoted an entire book of the Bible to the subject of holiness would indicate that it’s an important subject, one that we dare not ignore.” from Be Holy: Leviticus
Hope these help you think to look for beautiful gems in scripture!