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January 2nd Isn't Too Late

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It is only January 2nd as I write this post. It isn't too late. You can still begin a (new) Bible reading plan for your time alone with God. My prayer for myself and for SOMA in 2019 is that these words from Isaiah would ring true:

But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. - Isaiah 66:2

I am praying that because God has graciously given us his self-revelation in the pages of the Bibles we would in fact tremble at his word and read it. And memorize it. And meditate on it. And study it. And share it. And teach it. And obey it.

This year I am using the Five Day Bible Reading Program. I am going old-school this year: I have the reading schedule printed out and I am using my Bible instead of apps on my phone or tablet or computer. Not that I'm against tech. I am just wanting to use my Bible this year. (But I will indeed take advantage of my devices if I need them!)

This post is both an encouragement and a reminder that today is only January 2nd and thus it isn't too late to start a reading plan of your own. If you'd like to join my in the Five Day Bible Reading Program you can click the link above and learn more and also print out schedule. We will also have handouts of the schedule available this coming Sunday morning in our worship service. Here are the readings for Week 1 of January:

  • Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19; Mark 1
  • Genesis 3-5; Mark 2
  • Genesis 6-8; Psalm 104; Mark 3
  • Genesis 9-11; Mark 4
  • Genesis 12-15; Psalm 148; Mark 5

If you struggle with what you should do when you read your Bible, I would encourage you to read this GREAT post by pastor Scott Sauls. It is very helpful. I plan to use his concise ideas to help my kids in their Bible reading this year.

May we love God more and love others more as we spend time alone with God in his Word in 2019. May we tremble at his Word.