Yes, that's the book for me. I stand alone, on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E. The BIBLE!
Remember that song? Good times in VBS, good times.
So I decided to read through the Bible again. I read it once my sophomore year of college during Old Testament and New Testament classes. Man, was that ever brutal. Have you ever read the entire Bible?
In six months?
And memorized 12,000 pieces of information regarding the theme, author, audience, intent, historical significance, and time period of every book?
While taking Comp II and Accounting courses?
It's not recommended.
Talk about a case for insanity. My roommate and I had pages and pages and note cards and note cards taped up in our room and bathroom detailing Paul's journeys and letters.
I used to know when every book of the Bible was written. (Did you know the Bible is not organized entirely by dates, but more so by themes? Never realized until OT class.)
And who wrote it.
And who it was written to.
And you don't even want to know what else.
I wish I still remembered it all. But I don't. Fortunately that information is still available to me in the form of my NIV Women's Devotional.
In any case, I decided to read it again. My goal is to be done by the end of the year.
So far I've finished Genesis. It's time for the Israelites to leave Egypt now.
I love a good plague, don't you?
I'm excited to read the Bible again, for the most part. I have to say I'm not overly enthused about Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Job, and a couple others.
But if God says they're important, then I'm going to read them. A couple weeks ago I made a decision to refocus my life. I have a bad tendency to pray to God periodically and call it good. But I need more structure, more time with Him. I just need more.
So, that's the plan. Wish me luck.