THROUGH THE BIBLE by Zac Poonen is a monumental work a result of Zac Poonen's personal walk with God and his personal study of the Bible for over 50 years. This is NOT a ‘theological’ study but a ‘Life application’ study.
This commentary on all 66 books of the Bible shows that every single book of the Bible is interesting and has a message for us today. It deals with key aspects of the Christian life and speaks more to the heart than to the head.
When I was considering this study through the whole Bible, and was trying to look into the heart of God, the verse that came to my mind was: "God so loved the world that He gave His Son, that whoever believes in Him should never perish."(John 3:16). The primary purpose with which God gave us the Scriptures was that all people might know that He loves them so intensely that He sent His Son to save them from the grip of sin and bring them into fellowship with Him. In God's heart there is a great desire that no one should be ruined by sin and perish.
Let us keep that in mind as we study God's Word. Even if there are matters in the Word that we cannot fully understand, let us pray, "Lord, we want to understand Your heart, even if we don't understand the meaning of everything in Your Word."
We must pray as we study the Scriptures that we will understand what is in the heart of God. We can get so taken up with little details as we study, that we miss seeing the heart of God. God reveals His heart in His word.