Monday, March 14, 2011
Week 10 of Reading the Bible in 90 Days
I am officially into the New Testament this week and completely caught up on my readings. This week started out a little tough with the Old Testament prophets but ended with the completion of Matthew. The reading schedule put into perspective how much of the Bible is actually Old Testament. I know too many Christians tend to ignore the Old and just focus on the New Testament but every word is in our Bible for a reason. I do have to admit that I was glad to read through the prophets because that is a section I've tended to avoid. After reading through them, I have decided that when this challenge is completed, I would like to do a more in-depth study of the prophecies and of the history of Israel.
As I crossed into the New Testament on Friday, I couldn't help but inwardly cheer because I had completed the "harder" sections for me. While reading in Matthew, it was exciting to see the prophecies that I had just read earlier in the week be fulfilled by the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are 2 1/2 weeks left on the reading schedule and I am looking forward to finally being able to say that I have read every single word in God's Word! If you are just starting out, or had a later start, stay strong and read to the end!