I’m in the Old Testament now. It took me three days, but I finished the book of Genesis. It was a big task. There are lots of things to digest in those 50 chapters!
I know my work is only beginning though! Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers will also prove to be a challenge to plow through without getting lost in all the names and numbers.
But I’m still on track! My goal is to finish the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) by the end of next week. That will put me at 32 Bible books in 25 days, and plenty of time to finish.
And here’s an interesting stat . . . I’ve surpassed 1,000 minutes reading in Scripture now. Cool!
How’s your reading coming? Keep up the good and faithful work!
Day 17 Reading: Genesis 20-30
Day 17 Time: 41 minutes
Total Time to Date: 928 minutes
Day 18 Reading: Genesis 31-50
Day 18 Time: 78 minutes
Total Time to Date: 1006 minutes
With the New Testament finished, I started with the Old Testament today. I know this will be the biggest challenge. I purposefully started with the New Testament, knowing that I would be able to read a lot and read quickly. I also knew this would get me into the habit of reading a good portion every day.
But now the hard part. Anyone who has read through the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) before knows that it can be challenging. Parts of it can drag on as they are simply lists of family names or details about sacrifices or the tabernacle. These are also very large Bible books.
I suspect that the next 20 days of Bible reading will be the most challenging. But if I can get all the way through 2 Chronicles in the next 20 days, I’m quite sure I will easily be able to finish the whole Bible before the 60 days is up!
I’m looking forward to the challenge . . . and to reading God’s Word!
Day 16 Reading: Genesis 1-19
Day 16 Time: 53 minutes
Total Time to Date: 887 minutes
There are some weeks that blow by so fast that they are lost, forgotten, and erased from the memory banks almost immediately. Then there are weeks that go so badly that you wish you could erase them from your memory banks.
Last week seemed to be that kind of a week. Everything that could happen or go wrong seemed to happen or go wrong. There were school issues, church issues, meetings with parents, meetings with church members. Then there was the regular, large amount of things to accomplish in that week. Then there was the massive annual community kids carnival that we hosted on Saturday. And to top it all off, all four members of my family were sick–with my two children having it the worst. So we didn’t sleep much either. Read the rest of this entry
Today I read through Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Today was also a day that I really wished I wasn’t trying to read the whole Bible in 60 days. Each of those four letters from Paul could take 60 days of study alone. In fact, at the Seminary we spent an entire semester each on Galatians and Ephesians!
But though I was browsing the forest more than studying the trees, it was enjoyable yet again with these Bible books to get a feel for the flow of thought as Paul wrote to these congregations. And what magnificent content in these letters! There are sections of such doctrinal importance, sections of great encouragement, sections of clear law and gospel (sin and grace).
My pace is still continuing at a good rate. I hope to be done with the New Testament before Monday! The Old Testament will certainly take a long time!
Day 9 Reading: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
Day 9 Time: 53 minutes
Total Time to Date: 662 minutes
I really enjoyed my reading today. Today I read 1 and 2 Corinthians. The apostle Paul covers so many important topics in these two letters. He also really lays it out there for these Corinthians. He does not mince any words when it comes to sin, forgiveness, unity, and teachings of the Word of God!
Reading through both the letters today helped to get “the whole picture” and train of thought for both letters. It was truly a joy!
Tomorrow I plan to work through most of the smaller letters of Paul in the New Testament. I can’t wait for that! This should keep me on pace for my goal of finishing the New Testament by the end of this week. That will give me about 45 days to read through the Old Testament. I think I can do it!
Day 8 Reading: 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians
Day 8 Time: 86 minutes
Total Time to Date: 609 minutes