Do you have difficulty reading through certain books of the Bible?
Here is my short-list:
- Some of the minor prophets (about 9 out of 12…)
- Parts of Exodus
Prophetic books containing apocalyptic language are an obvious challenge. It takes research into the symbolism, a knowledge of the historical time frame, and a good hard look at the context. You can’t just glide through them like you do through the Psalms or Proverbs where the meaning is obvious and the verses highly quotable.
The book of Leviticus is not apocalyptic, it’s laborious. Twenty-seven chapters overflow with detailed rules, regulations, and instructions. It’s a bit like reading the United States Tax Code, only it makes abundantly more sense.
If you are in the midst of your daily bible reading and find your eyes glazing over Leviticus, try the following: Continue reading
Got a sinking feeling? Pesky premonitions? Just a little nervous? That’s nothing!
Here are seven sure-fire tips to fuel that anxiety. Continue reading
I’ve been a bit reflective the past few days. Holidays do that to me.
The earth makes one full rotation each day. Rotate implies circular motion.
The earth makes one full rotation around the sun each year. Again, a circular motion.
We are going in circles.
Does that mean we aren’t getting anywhere? Continue reading
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB
Never miss a teachable moment—even from a silly goose. Continue reading
Last week, I shared with you why I ditched my Bible reading plan, and relayed my current plan for trekking through the book of Romans.
In the past week and a half, I have read through Romans three times. I’ve read and reread various chapters, trying to grasp the bigger picture of the letter. I thought, perhaps, that if I focused solely on Romans, I would draw more from the text.
Sadly, I STILL found myself continuing to tune out, fighting to keep my mind on the task at hand.
Three days ago, I ditched my daily bible reading plan. Not the habit, mind you, just my appointed plan… We had a “falling out” of sorts. Continue reading