If you haven’t joined me yet on my journey through God’s Word in a year, you can start at ANY time. I’m using the Bible study calendar found at www.ThisIsLifeEternal.org. There are a lot of “read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year” schedules out there. This is actually the third one I’ve tried THIS year, and so far the one I like the best.
Here are the texts that spoke loudly to me from the readings in week two.
Psalms 103:8-14: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him: as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
Psalms 103:17 & 18: But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children’s children, to such as keep His covenant and to those who remember His commandments to do them.
The entire story of Abram/Abraham and Sarai/Sarah (I most especially appreciate her name change…) It’s encouraging to read about what a louse Abraham was – lying about Sarah twice, wanting Eliezer as his heir, sleeping with his wife’s handmaid and starting a 4,000 year old war, laughing with unbelief and a lack of faith in the Lord fulfilling His promise, wanting Ishmael as his heir… Encouraging because if you skip ahead (Week 44) and read Romans 4:18-22 it’s a totally re-written, righteous history far different from the account in Genesis. By God’s grace, Abraham has a DIFFERENT story! And God has re-written my history as well!
And that brings us right back around to Psalms 103. That’s a chapter worth memorizing.
It sure is enriching to eat God’s Word daily. Like I said, It’s not to late to join me. The stories in Genesis are a quick read, Ecclesiastes is only twelve chapters and the Psalms are pretty short if you’d like to catch up OR just start on week 1 and go from there.
I’ve got the schedule over there on the right hand column or you can easily print your own at www.ThisIsLifeEternal.org.
I’d love it if you’d share what really spoke to you in the comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.