Reading the Bible

This year our congregation at Parrish accepted the challenge to read through the Bible chronologically.  That is that we are reading in the order of events not necessarily in chapter and book order.  Reading this way gives the story a narrative flow that we sometimes miss, if we not aware of the overall story-line.  One of the reasons we decided to make this challenge available is to encourage Bible reading.  If we claim to follow God’s word, we need to know what He says and who He is.  How better to learn about Him that reading about what He did and does in the lives of His people past and present.

The Psalmist gives a great tribute to the word of God in Psalm 19, telling us seven things God’s word can do for us and in our lives:

  1. It Converts the Soul – 19:7
  2. It Makes Wise the Simple – 19:7
  3. It Rejoices the Heart – 19:8
  4. It Enlightens the Eyes – 19:8
  5. It Gives Warning – 19:11-13
  6. It Offers Reward – 19:11
  7. It Engenders a Prayerful Attitude – 19:14
Take time everyday to spend reading God’s Word.
– Scott

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