We invite you to join us in reading through the entire Bible together. We're not trying to complete it in a limited time frame like a month or a year; but rather, we want to create a habit (or discipline) of getting to know God's heart through what He's told us about Himself.
This year, we are doing something a little different. Instead of just reading through a chapter or two a day, we want to slow down and help Scripture remain with us, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us from it, more clearly throughout the day and week. We will continue reading through the Psalms on the weekends; but during the week, we encourage you to not only read the passage, but write it down as well. The act of writing will help you think about each word, and will help you remember the verses longer. Questions and cross-references will be available in the weekly bulletin, which can be downloaded from the Streaming page.
When reading, ask yourself the following questions:
- What does it say about God?
- What does it say to/about me?
- What can I learn from this reading?
- Sunday: Proverbs 21:1-6
- Monday: Deuteronomy 24:1-4 In vs 4, the consequence of this (and other) sin has an effect on the “land’. What does about sin consequences?
- Tuesday: Deuteronomy 24:5-14 When you read about the newly married man, or the poor who may need to pledge something, how should they be treated? What does this teach us of power, vulnerability, etc.
- Wednesday: Deuteronomy 24:15-22 see end of vs 15 – “lest he cry ...” and that would be “sin” on us! God’s heart for the poor is seen again in vs 19-22
- Thursday: Deuteronomy 25:1-4 In vs 4 God is concerned about ‘degrading’ the offender. Consider whether in our society punishment and consequences can be humiliating, dehumanizing or worse non-rehabilitative? See also 2 Cor. 11:24
- Friday: Deuteronomy 25:5-10 Who is being protected and honored in this passage?
- Saturday: Deuteronomy 25:11-19 Why should one have a fair measure (vs 15a)? Did you even consider longevity of life and honesty tied to each other?
- Sunday: Proverbs 21:7-15
- Monday: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 What is the motivation behind tithing and offerings? When you give, how much of words, verbiage, etc. accompany your giving (or is just confined to writing a check, putting some money in)?
- Tuesday: Deuteronomy 26:12-15 You’ve read and seen the category of the “fatherless ... widow ... sojourner” for a while: if God is mindful of them, how have you changed/responded to that realization?
- Wednesday: Deuteronomy 26:16-19 We are reminded to do all these things ... notice in vs 19 that along with a promise there is a challenge-attachment to being a “people holy to the Lord”. Our behavior manifests ...
- Thursday: Deuteronomy 27:1-8 Why does God instruct them to set up stones in a physical place and then write on it, do offerings, etc.?
- Friday: Deuteronomy 27:9-26 Go through this list of curses and notice the harshness of the verdict, but also the approval of the people saying “Amen”
- Saturday: Deuteronomy 28:1-14 Go through this list and reflect on the promises associated with obeying God. Why then is it difficult to honor God and do what He requires? Why do we compromise and chose the ‘curses’?
October 31 - November 6
- Sunday: Proverbs 21:16-23