Begin with the Beginner
Making a commitment to read the Bible can seem big, but you just have to prioritize. Sure, you have 50 things to do in the morning, but you have to carve out time for first things. Start your day with the word. Begin with the Beginner. Other things will crowd your time during the day, so make meeting with the Lord your first thing.
This week, you’ll read…
GENESIS 13-24: God and Abraham discuss Sodom and Gomorrah, and God forms some future enemies for His future people through the descendants of Abraham’s nephew Lot who fled the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. You can count on it. God keeps His promises. However, He will test you, too. Abraham’s promised son is born, but God puts Abraham to the ultimate test. Are you being tested right now? Are you passing the test?
HOSEA 6-8: God warns Israel and Judah and calls them to repent. Are you ignoring God’s chiding in areas in which you need to repent?
PSALMS 4-6: I always love the Psalms.
MATTHEW 6-12: We could spend a year just in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), but a quick read is good, too. Soak in as much as you can. Jesus heals and teaches. John the Baptist has a doubting spell. Are you doubting God? Are you not believing His word in some way? Trust Him today.