In the Beginning

So I begin again.  Genesis 1:1.

This is my 9th consecutive year of reading through the Bible.  I’m anticipating great mornings of hearing God’s voice as he speaks to me through his Word.

One of my favorite things about reading the entire Bible is I get a good understanding of God’s overall message on important topics.  Like God’s love – reading the Old Testament and then the New Testament gives me a knowledge of God’s love that I’m not going to get reading a verse here or a chapter there.

I am also hooked on reading the Chronological Bible for several reasons – here are a few:

  • The Old Testament prophets are placed in the story with the king they talked to and in the correct time in history.
  • One of my favorite reasons – the psalms David wrote are placed in his story when he wrote them.  So I read the psalms David wrote while he was hiding from Saul in the cave when David is actually hiding in the cave.
  • The several different and extremely detailed accounts concerning the tabernacle and the temple are combined so I only read them once and they make more sense.
  • The New Testament gospels are combined so it doesn’t feel like I’m reading the same story 4 times.  It’s also interesting to see the differences in perspectives.

The Chronological Bible is not good for in-depth Bible study but it’s a great 2d Bible for reading and comprehension.

So I start again…..

knowing God will open my eyes to more truth this year and he will focus my eyes on truth I already know but need to be reminded of.

In the Beginning.

Thank you for the Bible, Abba Father.

 

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