Monday, December 31, 2007

Goal Accomplished!

Well, I did it!

Today I will finish the One Year Bible, a goal I set for 2007. I've tried other "read the Bible in a year" plans, and always fall off the wagon about two months into the project. I loved this way, because every day's readings had the Date in front of them.

Of course, reading the Bible this way does not accomplish any detailed study of any passages, but it did do two things: it made plain the Continuity of the scriptures, and, I *noticed* every one of the very familiar, comforting scripture verses we all know and love, "in context."

Today's readings include the second half of Malachi, the last chapter of Revelation, Psalms 150, and the very end of Proverbs 31. With this Bible, you actually go through the Psalms in their entirety twice.

For many, many years, I have read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs a day, finishing those books twelve times in a year. I have also read through the New Testament several times, reading a little at a time at bedtime, like a novel. Like many people (probably), the Old Testament was more neglected.

I haven't decided what to study in this next year, but it feels good to have met One of my goals for 2007!

5 comments :

Promise Christian Academy said...

Wonderfull! Great to accomplish a goal, especially such a beneficial one!
Hilda Rebecca

ztoamom said...

I have always run out of steam, too.

And your previous blog entry was so sweet - thank you for sharing. We still remember after all these years... I have several unmet children...

ztoamom said...

I did aprons for all my sisters and our girls this Thanksgiving... we looked so great in them! I ought to post a picture of us....

Cindy said...

Yeah! I'm sure you have been blessed in big ways with that goal!

Kindred Blessings said...

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