On the 1st June 2018, I started following the ReadScripture app, daily Bible reading plan. On May 24th 2019, I completed it!
In just under a year, I read through the Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, including reading the Psalms 2.3 times. Along the way, I was treated to wonderful insights into each of the books of the Bible through the creative talents of those who compiled the plan. In the end, the final verses of Revelation (Revelation 22:20-21) summed it up for me:
"20 He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen."
The Bible IS the story of Jesus and God's redemptive plan for mankind. There is nothing else like it in the world. How can there be, since it is the Word of God? Others may hold to different opinions about certain writings - e.g. the writings of Mohammad, Buddha etc. However, when compared to the Bible in terms of scope, content and historical validity, they pale into insignificance.
The Bible IS the Word of God. As such, it is to be treasured and absorbed. It is the measuring stick of our faith and life choices.
I encourage you to read it, study it, develop your understanding of what it says. Then live it!
For me now? I will start it all over again, this time, reading a different translation, which will provide a slightly different perspective and insight.
Posted on Fri, June 14, 2019
by Liberty Office filed under