The “Forty Days” of Scripture

by W.T.P. Wolston

Noah’s Forty Days. Judgment and Salvation; or, The Flood and its Import.
Genesis 6-8

Joseph’s Forty Days. The Effect of Death; or, Conscience and its Workings.
Genesis 49:33; 50:1-21

Moses’ Forty Days. Law and the Curse; or Man’s Responsibility and Failure.
Exodus 32:1-28; Deuteronomy 9:8-17

Moses’ Second Forty Days. Mercy and Blessing; or, God’s Sovereignty and its Ways.
Exodus 32:30-35; 33:1-23; 34:1-9, 27-35; Deuteronomy 9:25-29; 10:1-5

Caleb’s Forty Days. Canaan and the Wilderness; or, Unbelief and its Results.
Numbers 13, 14

Goliath’s Forty Days. Despair and Deliverance; or, The Challenge Accepted.
I Samuel 17; 18:1-4

Elijah’s Forty Days. Dejection and Support; or, A Failing Servant, and a Faithful Master. I Kings 17-19

Ezekiel’s Forty Days. Israel’s End; or Guilt, Grace, and Glory.
Ezekiel 4:1-11

Jonah’s Forty Days. Faith and Repentance; or, God’s Message and Nineveh’s Response. Jonah 3:1-10; Matthew 12:38-41

Satan’s Forty Days. Temptation and Defeat; or, The Strong Man Bound and his Palace Spoiled. Mark 1:12-13; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 4:1-11, 23-25; Luke 4:1-15

The Lord Jesus’ Forty Days. Resurrection Scenes.
Mary Magdalene and her Message.
John 20:1-18; Acts 1:1-3

Mary’s Friends and their Message.
Matthew 27:57-66, Matthew 28:1-20

The Journey to Emmaus.
Luke 24:13-35

The Appearing in the Upper Room.
John 20:19-25

The Appearings to Thomas and the Seven.
John 20:24-31, John 21:1-25

Galilee and Bethany.
Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:9-11