Sunday, October 26, 2014

#Biblein90 Challenge : Week 9

This week's reading schedule:

10/26 : Jeremiah 23:9 - 33:22
10/27 : Jeremiah 33:23 - 47:7
10/28 : Jeremiah 48:1 - Lamentations 1:22
10/29 : Lamentations 2:1 - Ezekiel 12:20
10/30 : Ezekiel 12:21 - 23:39
10/31 : Ezekiel 23:40 - 35:15
11/1 : Ezekiel 36:1 - 47:12


Monday, October 20, 2014

#Biblein90 Challenge: Week 8

Here we go with week 8! If you're following along, we only have 5 and a half weeks left, including this week. I keep saying it, because I keep feeling it …. what an amazing journey!

I have to admit, this last week has been a tough one for me to get through. I'm finding the book of Isaiah a little, well, depressing. This is a big surprise for me, because there are some pretty powerful (and uplifting) verses in this book that I've always loved!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." 
Isaiah 41:10

"But now, this is what the Lord says … 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'"
Isaiah 43:1

And of course, the ever-popular Isaiah 40:31…

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 

Now, if you've been following along, you know that we haven't gotten to the above verses yet. And I'm thankful that the book will perk up a bit. 

And there are verses of a somewhat positive nature in the first chapters (1:17-18, for example), but a lot of the beginning of the book is filled with woe and judgement. 

At first, I was tempted, for the first time in this challenge, just to skip this part. After all, who wants to read for minutes turning into hours about immortal wrath and anger? However, after I didn't quit, and started thinking a bit, I realized that this is IT. This is THE reason to read the Bible from cover to cover. Because, after the woe, after the judgement, comes the salvation. Comes the birth of a baby who redeems not only the nation of Israel, but all of humanity. 

Here's what we've got this week: 
Oct 19:  Isaiah 1:1 - 13:22
Oct 20:  Isaiah 14:1 - 28:29
Oct 21:  Isaiah 29:1 - 41:18
Oct 22:  Isaiah 41:19 - 52:12
Oct 23:  Isaiah 52:13 - 66:18
Oct 24:  Isaiah 66:19 - Jeremiah 10:13
Oct 25:  Jeremiah 10:14 - 23:8


#Biblein90 Challenge: Week 7

Oct 12:  Psalm 69:22 - 89:13
Oct 13:  Psalm 89:14 - 108:13
Oct 14:  Psalm 109:1 - 134:3
Oct 15:  Psalm 135:1 - Proverbs 6:35
Oct 16:  Proverbs 7:1 - 20:21
Oct 17:  Proverbs 20:22 - Eccelsiastes 2:26
Oct 18:  Ecc 3:1 - Song of Solomon 8:14

Saturday, October 4, 2014

#Biblein90 challenge : week 6

Welcome to week 6 of our walk through the Bible in 90 days. Although, now that I think about it, I guess this is more like a sprint through the Bible!

My favorite verse this week:

"Give thanks to the Lord, for His faithful love endures forever.
2 Chronicles 21b

This verse caught my attention because it reminded me of memory verse we worked on last year with my son. We memorized Psalm 118:1 with him and the wording is exactly the same.

After reading this in 2 Chronicles, I did some research and found that this specific phrasing can be found in many (many many) places in the Bible. According to this article, it's in Scripture more than 40 times!

And when you really stop and think about it, this phrase really sums up the Bible doesn't it? I love it and can't wait to search for it throughout the rest of this journey.

Here's our reading schedule for the upcoming week:
Oct 5: Nehemiah 1:1 - 13:14
Oct 6: Nehemiah 13:15 - Job 7:21
Oct 7: Job 8:1 - 24:25
Oct 8: Job 25:1 - 41:34
Oct 9: Job 42:1 - Psalms 24:10
Oct 10: Psalms 25:1 - 45:14
Oct 11: Psalms 45:15 - 69:21

Enjoy and have a blessed week!