As we near completing our first month of Bible reading, I’m excited that this goal is actually possible. I’m still a little behind, but working diligently to catch up. I hope that you are still on track and are enjoying your journey. If you are behind, still work on it. Think about it…how bad its it to have read through your bible in 100 days? hmmm?
You can do this. I have faith in you.
Bible Reading Schedule for this week:
- Day 22 1 Samuel 28:20 – 2 Samuel 12:10
- Day 23 2 Samuel 12:11 – 2 Samuel 22:18
- Day 24 2 Samuel 22:19 – 1 Kings 7:37
- Day 25 1 Kings 7:38 – 1 Kings 16:20
- Day 26 1 Kings 16:21 – 2 Kings 4:37
- Day 27 2 Kings 4:38 – 2 Kings 15:26
- Day 28 2 Kings 15:27 – 2 Kings 25:30
In the early 1990’s H. Jackson Brown wrote Life’s Little Instruction Book. His son was going to college and he watned to share some gems of wisdom that he had gleaned over the years. He collected 511 gems of wisdom that were to guide his son’s life. For instance – learn to make great chili, never buy a house without a fireplace, overtip breakfast waitresses, be brave – even if you’re not, pretend to be – no one can tell the difference etc etc.
His son responded enthusiastically and the document made its way to a publisher and became a best seller. It’s hard to know whether anyone was transformed by this – but the Bible…that’s a different story. Billions of people have been changed by its message of hope and salvation.
Books you’ll Encounter This Week:
1 Kings – The book opens with the region of Solomon, a time when Israel enjoys a great deal of influence, wealth and worldwide recognition. Yet, even as the world’s wisest man, Solomon is corrupted by worldly matters and the faiths of his wives and concubines. At his death the kingdom becomes divided.
2 Kings – Continues the account of the kings and the divided kingdom through the fall of Jerusalem
Many new people and names are introduced that can be hard to distinguish from one another. Some events are described more than one and the kings of Israel and Judah are handled in rapid-fire succession. To minimize confusion, slow down, read attentively. Notice the patterns of behavior by the various kings.
1. Why do you think there is such a disconnect between modern Christians and the Bible?
2. How is your perception of the Bible changing as you read each day?
3. What questions evolved from your readings this week?
4. Our reading shows us many instances when Israel only partially follows God’s commands. What are some examples and the results?
5. Based on our reading to date, talk about what God tends to do whan a society turns to him for help.
6. List the tragedies and unfortunate events that befall Naomi and Ruth in the Book of Ruth. Does any good come from all of this?
7. What are some examples of tragedy or hardship from which good has emerged?
8. Do you have any “life instructions” you’d like to share?
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What are your thoughts so far?
How are you doing?