Additional Bible Reading

Good Morning, Dear Brethren,

After doing my Bible reading for the week, I am reminded of how rich and important the book of Numbers is to understanding the difficulties the children of Israel faced as they made their way to the land of Canaan. In chapters 13 and 14, we see why God sentenced every Israelite (20 years and up) to wandering in the wilderness for 40 years and never reaching the Promised Land. An entire generation (with the exception of Caleb and Joshua), would die in the wilderness because they lacked faith and trust in God.

After reading Numbers 11-14 and 23 already this week, it occurred to me that many of the chapters in between contain critical information that we don’t need to overlook. When putting this schedule together, I tried to make it very doable and convenient for us all. Reading one chapter a day five days a week should not be very hard to do.

That being said, before you read Numbers 23 on Friday, I want to ask you to please read some additional chapters this week. This will take an additional few minutes to do each day, but I promise you, you won’t regret it. These additional chapters are critical to the story of Israel’s journey to Canaan. The additional chapters are as follows: Continue reading

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Bible Reading Isn’t Bible Study

Christians fail to complete Bible-reading plans for a variety of reasons:  forgetfulness, lack of time, the book of Leviticus, and so on.  However, to the list of usual suspects, there’s at least one more we should add.  In my experience, brethren are apt to end up in trouble if they approach each day’s reading the same way they would approach a study of the same text. Continue reading

Choosing a Reading Bible (Recommendations)

I want to wrap up my series on reading Bibles with a few recommendations for people who don’t want to be bothered with all the other stuff and just want to know what kind of Bible to get.  Here are some Bibles in various translations that I personally have used as reading Bibles and liked.  In fact, I still own most of them, so anybody who wants to try before buying is welcome to ask me for a look-see (if you live in the Columbia, TN area, at least!). Continue reading