I did it! I read the entire Bible in 87 Days! It seems crazy, but what an amazing accomplishment. I'm so glad I read the entire Bible from cover to cover. But it has also reminded of many things I would like to study further.....Job, Romans, Revelations, Proverbs 31, and the Fruits of the Spirit.
This last week of reading included some of my favorite parts of Scripture.
Romans is such a good place to see the whole picture. To me it really ties the law into the grace of Jesus. It shows its not all about the law but about obedience to God.....about how we are made more aware of our sin in light of the law and though we have free will there is no way to do it ourselves. It is all about the gift of Christ.
Romans 3:20 - Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 12:2 - Do not confom any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.
1 Corinthians 10:23 - "Everything is permissible" - but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible" - but not everything is constructive.
I love the reminder of 1 Corinthians 13 in regards to love.....and often need to be reminded of it. Love is all about action!
Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirt is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Who doesn't need to have more love, joy, self-control and the like?
And the reason for reading the whole Bible.....
2 Timothy 3:16 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteuosness,
Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certian of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
1 John 3:18 - Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.
I'm so glad I did this and am looking forward to doing it again, but a little slower pace the next time. If interested Amy at Mom's Toolbox is leading another Bible in 90 Days group again beginning July 1st.