Sunday, September 12, 2010
Read the Bible in 90 Days - Week 11
I have been reading my daily schedule though and I am finally in the New Testament (hallelujah). I am almost done with Matthew. I am about to read about the Crucifixion which makes me cry and convicts me every time (as it should). Reading the Bible straight through is still amazing to me because when Jesus quotes Isaiah in the New Testament it is still fresh in my mind and I can remember some of it. I have been a believer since I was six years old but I have never learned more about God than I have in reading the Old Testament straight through. I definitely think there is a time to do in depth study - but it is also really interesting to just read the Bible all the way through.
I have learned that God is definitely a jealous God. There is a reason to fear Him. I think reading the sins of the Israelites and then their punishment really makes this verse come alive: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise." Psalm 111:10
It really is painful to read of how God's people just disregarded Him. It is absolutely convicting and heart breaking. Again, I am so thankful for His grace and His mercy.
The New Testament is wonderfully new territory. I am so excited to be there and to be so close to finishing. I really would like to do this once a year. Are any of you considering doing it (if you haven't already)?
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