Contending For The Faith

June 2, 2009

Bible Reading, Day 77

Filed under: Bible Study,Horner Bible Reading Plan — Lynda O @ 9:16 am
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I’ve now been doing a modified Horner Bible Reading Plan for over two months — Day 77 now. A few times I’ve done two readings per day, though mostly once a day. I’ve now completed four of the lists at least once, and about to complete a fifth list (List 3, finishing up Hebrews tomorrow). The actual day number becomes less important now, so long as I follow the bookmarks and sticky-notes to indicate which chapters are next. But except for the Psalm number I would long since have forgotten the day number; after 150 days of Psalms, I probably will forget the number, though my Excel calendar should help with that information–as to what I’m supposed to be reading each day.

Reading Exodus and Hebrews together (lists 2 and 3) has been a great blessing. One recent day, for example, after reading Exodus 24 (where Moses confirmed the covenant) in list 2, the very next chapter reading (Hebrews 9, list 3) contains a direct reference to that very event — Hebrews 9:19-21. Hebrews has so many references to the Mosaic system, and I can appreciate it more when I’ve been reading in Exodus at the same time.

Creation is a frequent theme in the various Bible readings, such as the day I read Exodus 20 (discussion of the 6 days of creation as a model for the Sabbath), Proverbs 8:23-29, and Acts 14:15. Or consider God’s Sovereignty in the readings of 1 Samuel 23:14 (“God did not give David into his [Saul’s] hands”) and 2 Chronicles 25:20 (“Amaziah, however, would not listen, for God so worked that he might hand them over to [Jehoash], because they sought the gods of Edom”) on day 72. Since I’m never far away (in terms of days) from reading of so many passages, I remember more references from recent readings. Acts 20:34-35 (day 76) reminded me of Paul’s similar thought in 2 Thessalonians 3:7-10 (day 73). From day 60, Proverbs 29:3 (“A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth”) brings to mind the reading of Luke 15 (the Parable of the Prodigal Son) from the previous day.

My ongoing study of Revelation (listening to a John MacArthur sermon series, currently in Revelation 14) complements my frequent readings of the Old Testament prophetic books. Yesterday I read Ezekiel 9 (on my second list of prophets — Ezekiel plus minor prophets), and Ezekiel 9:4 sticks out in reference to a similar passage in Revelation 7:3. In both cases, angels put a mark on the foreheads of God’s servants, to seal and protect them from disaster coming on the ungodly.

These are just a sampling from my daily Bible readings. As the apostle John said, the whole world could not contain the books that could be written (about Jesus Christ)– so I’ll end here. The Horner Bible Reading plan is a great way to read and familiarize yourself with the Bible.

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