Welcome to Week 11 of “Reading Through the Bible.”
We’ve already finished several books of the Bible, and I’m hoping that the wide variety of daily readings has kept you from becoming bogged-down in the more difficult sections of God’s Word. The Bible is a fascinating! The people that we discover in the pages of God’s Word are “real” people who faced the same joys and sorrows that we face. We can learn about life and about faith in the pages of God’s Word because the people that we meet in the Bible were people just like us.
We read an entire book of the Bible last Tuesday!
The book of Ruth is a story of devotion and I’ve always been struck by the words: “Where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.” (Ruth 1:16-17)
Just imagine that kind devotion! Can you think of somebody who needs to hear those words from you? How are those words reflected in your love toward others? Have you met someone, or perhaps even spent a lifetime with someone, who needs to hear those words from you today? Loyalty and devotion often exist in our relationships; but it’s, sometimes, helpful for us to express our commitments and feelings in words. Why not take some time to do that today?
And now, here are the readings for the next week:
Sunday: 1 Corinthians 5-6 – Monday: Genesis 40-43 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 30-32 – Thursday: Job 21-22 – Friday: Isaiah 56-61 – Saturday: Mark 1-2