Monday, January 25, 2010

Bible in 90 Days {B90} ~ Day 25 Check-in

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Do you have a favorite Bible that you like to use when reading? Over the years I’ve had several different versions that I’ve used and I love my mammoth of a Bible right now ~ enough to lug it with me on a plane this last week and risk a mild shoulder injury. :)

I’ve finished up 1 Kings and am now working on 2 Kings ~ so right on schedule at this point. Reading about all the kings who didn’t follow God is almost depressing at times, so those few that actually DID are enough to make you smile. Here are a few of the things that I found interesting this week:
  • The parallels between the story of the Levite {Judges 19} and also the angels that visited Lot before Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.
  • LOVE the story of Ruth {as always} and the symbolism in the fact that Ruth was ‘redeemed’ by Boaz {her kinsman/family redeemer} ~ and the lineage of Christ comes through Boaz and Ruth
  • 1 Samuel 8:7 ~ when Israel wants a king and Samuel is upset, God says that they are rejecting Him as their king. And really ~ how true that is of us also in so many aspects. Just because they wanted to be like the other nations around them {vs. 20}.
  • After Saul’s disobedience, Samuel never went to meet him again. Such a visual picture of being removed from the presence of God.
  • Just wonder how many men there were in Israel that played the harp, and yet David was the one chosen to play for Saul. Obviously the hand of God, but such an opportunity to see the inner workings of how a king would rule and gain a deeper understanding of things.
  • I don’t quite fully understand why Jonathan and David had their ‘secret code’ with the arrows to let David know if it was safe or not ~ especially since David came out of hiding and he and Jonathan then talked face to face. Why didn’t they just talk face to face to begin? :)
  • Reading through the descriptions of the building of the temple ~ absolutely amazing and so wish I could have seen what it looked like.
If you are interested in learning more about the 90 Day Bible reading challenge, you can read more about it at Mom’s Toolbox. You can also download your own printable reading bookmark if you want to join along in the challenge ~ you can start at any time!

 

4 comments:

  1. You are doing so good with your reading. I am still behind...sigh.
    I have a plan to get caught up by the end of the week. I just pray I can make it happen!

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  2. Look at you go! There is so much to learn and so much connection to Christ in the OT and that gets overshadowed. I can't wait to keep reading. I may have to start this program soon. Oh, and I love my Bible...it's huge too but there's room to take notes and I love referring back to them.

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  3. So glad you are cruising along!! (Even while risking injury. :) )

    Hope to 'see' you tonight at the Tweet Up.

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  4. I never thought about Jonathan and David with their code of arrows! Good point!
    Nicole

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