The Perfect Number?

The number three is a very significant number in the Bible, both in the old and new testaments. We know it is a special number because of the Holy Trinity. If you began in Genesis and hi-lighted every occurrence of three or third your Bible would look like a neon copy of the main street of Las Vegas. In the New Testament the references dealing with Jesus are very educational. I’m going to mention just a few below. After you look them up and read them in context you might try finding them in the book of Acts as well.

Mary stayed with Elizabeth three months.

Wise men brought three gifts.

They found the lost boy after three days.

Where two or three are gathered…

On the third day there was a wedding in Canna

Jonah was in the fish 3 days and nights

woman took 3 pecks of flour

the crowd has been with me for 3 days

You will deny me 3 times

Which of the three proved to be a neighbor?

neighbor, lend me 3 loaves of bread

3 years I’ve looked for fruit

rebuild the temple in 3 days

when they had rowed 3 or 4 miles

he prayed a third time

Pilate: He said to them the third time…

it was the third hour when they crucified him

Appeared to disciples 3 times after resurrection.

Said to Peter 3 times, do you love me?

Three might very well be the favorite number of Jesus. Just for fun and education, use your concordance and look up threes and thirds in the Bible. Very interesting study. Yesterday was the third day. The three days in the earth were over, the rebuilding of the temple was accomplished. Today starts a new year with a risen savior.


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