Close to five years ago, the pastor at our church challenged us to read the entire Bible in a year using a book called Seasons of Reflection. This book breaks down the Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day there's an Old Testament, New Testament, and selection from either Psalms or Proverbs to read. There's roughly 2 1/2 pages to read each day, which is pretty doable! I put off reading this book for several years, but this year decided to finally take the challenge of reading the entire Bible over the course of a year. I put the book on my desk so that I see it every day. I really don't want to get behind! I think the summer will be a challenge because of traveling.
I'm not saying all this to brag on myself or anything. I've just been wanting to share a few observations I've made in the past 2 months of my readings:
1. The Old Testament is so boring to me. I think there were 3 or 4 days straight of giving every intricate detail of the materials used to build a tabernacle and the ark of the covenant. Also there are the pages of genealogy given in many chapters. Those details just don't interest me at all. The Old Testament is a struggle for me to read most days.
2. There have been 2 Sundays in a row that my New Testament reading was the exact same reading we did in Sunday School (a completely different study, not connected to my Bible reading book)! So odd! I can't quite wrap my mind around how the readings lined up twice in a row.
3. Reading the entire Bible is a goal that I'd like to achieve. I also just want to be more knowledgeable about the Bible. Even though I went to a Christian high school and college, I really don't feel like I know much about the Bible. Maybe I should have paid more attention in class and chapel....oooops.... :)