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 19:24-29
- Monday: Deuteronomy 16:1-8 Rituals have meanings – they are reminders; practicing it gives it life. Do you have rituals that remind you of what God has done for you? Do you practice it with people, family, etc.?
- Tuesday: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 A “freewill offering” (vs 10)! You are supposed to enjoy it! How much of joy and excitement is there in all of your giving?
- Wednesday: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 Notice the spirit of joy one is supposed to have, and the variety of people (vs 14)? Notice how considerate God is (vs16b-17)
- Thursday: Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Notice how judges were to be chosen (vs 19a)? Also notice that when a nation executes ‘justice with righteous judgment’ (vs 18b), there is a blessing of the Lord on the land (vs 20). Reflect on the state of justice in our nation and pray for godliness.
- Friday: Deuteronomy 16:21 - 17:7 Notice in vs 2 “if there is found among you ...” worshiping another god, they requirement was the death penalty! Why? See vs 7b for the answer (cf. 1 Cor. 5:13)
- Saturday: Deuteronomy 17:8-13 If a judge is to settle homicide cases, why do you think would a “priest” get involved? What does a priest offer that a judge could not?
September 26 - October 2
- Sunday: Proverbs 20:1-10
- Monday: Deuteronomy 17:14-29 Why shouldn’t the king acquire many horses, wives, silver and gold (vs16f)? Why should he a copy of the law and read it?
- Tuesday: Deuteronomy 18:1-8 The Levites didn’t get any land allotments (cf. 10:9, Josh. 13:33). Instead of land what was their inheritance and how were they provided for? If you were a Levite, and you saw wealthy brothers and sisters in the other tribes, how would you feel?
- Wednesday: Deuteronomy 18:9-13 Not only does God tell them what not to do, but tells them to be “blameless before the LORD” (vs 13). Is that a NT challenge too? See Phil. 2:15. In today’s society, how does one live like this?
- Thursday: Deuteronomy 18:14-22 vs 22 is a great reminder for us of contemporary Christian ‘prophets’ who speak in God’s name and on His behalf
- Friday: Deuteronomy 19:1-13 How interesting! Consider the current political debate about ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in America –another divisive topic between “Liberals” and “Conservatives”! Read this passage and form an opinion of its value, relevancy, etc.
- Saturday: Deuteronomy 19:14-21 What is the purpose of multiple witnesses? Notice the burden of being a false witness!
- Sunday: Proverbs 20:11-19