I’m trying to compile a list of the most effective Bible reading plans. There are dozens of them online but I’ve never seen them reviewed. Do you have a one year Bible reading plan, a daily Bible reading plan or a chronological Bible reading plan that works especially well for you?
(Psalms 119:127) ” Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.”
You HAVE to watch this video. You will not be able to watch without being affected.
What does it mean to see the Word of God in your own language for the first time? It is more precious than gold. It is handled more carefully than a newborn. It is loved more than life itself. We can only imagine what it was like for those who first saw the Bible in English for the first time. I think they must have felt something like these people, the Kimyals of Indonesia. May we love God’s Word and never take it for granted. I pray that we realize every day the value we can hold freely in our hands.
(Act 20:31) “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
Do I believe in the reality of God’s judgment? Do I live with the consciousness of my responsibilities to declare the whole counsel of God? Many times this is buried in the back of my mind. Life comes at me at the speed of light and the thing that should be in my waking consciousness, the thought of God’s judgment on those who don’t know Him, goes on the “backburner.”
(Eze 33:6) “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
I am a watchman standing on the wall looking out over the desolate plain as the enemy approaches. Do I blow the trumpet or do I fail to warn those around me? Are discussions about the skill of holding the trumpet distracting me? Do I become caught up in the arguments over the proper finger placement on the trumpet? I pray that God would give me the passion and compassion to just hold the Word of God up and sound out the warning to those in danger.
(Act 20:26-27) “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
Renewed Thought – Lord, help me to live consciously today with a broken heart for those who need You.