Monday, July 6, 2015

Bible Reading Update



The last Bible reading update was posted on May 30.

Since May 30 I've read:
Judges chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. 
Ruth chapters 1, 2, 3, 4. 
1 Samuel chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. 
Colossians chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.
1 Thessalonians chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
2 Thessalonians chapters 1, 2, 3.
1 Timothy chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
2 Timothy chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.
Titus chapters 1, 2, 3.
Philemon 1 chapter.
Hebrews chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
1 Peter chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
2 Peter chapters 1, 2, 3.
1 John chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
2 John 1 chapter
3 John 1 chapter
Jude 1 chapter

All the above Scripture was read from the ESV.

I'm lacking James and Revelation in finishing the NT. I have several OT books to read.

Each year I pick a NT book to read 12 times in 12 different translations. This year the book is 2 Corinthians. I recently read from The New Testament, An American Translation by Edgar J. Goodspeed, The University of Chicago Press, 1951. I do not see that Bible Gateway has this translation. My favorite verses are 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5. I love Goodspeed's translation in these verses.
So I never lose heart. Though my outer nature is wasting away, my inner is being renewed every day. For this slight, momentary trouble is piling up for me an eternal blessedness beyond all comparison, because I keep my eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is transitory, buy what is unseen is eternal. For I know that if this earthly tent that I live in is taken down, God will provide me a building in heaven to live in, not built by human hands but eternal. This makes me sigh with longing to put on my heavenly dwelling, for if I do, I shall never find myself disembodied. For I who am still in my tent sigh with anxiety, because I do not want to be stripped of it, but to put on the other over it, so that what is only mortal may be absorbed in life. It is God himself who has prepared me for this change, and he has given me the Spirit as his guarantee. 
Links of interest:
Some Advice on Same-Sex Marriage For US Church Leaders from a Canadian by Carey Nieuwhof.
Do you know Paul Tripp? I follow him on Facebook. Today I listened to an audio of his sermon on Hebrews 11:39-40. 
Printable Scripture cards from Proverbs 31 Ministries. 
"Can You Hear Me Now" by Leah DiPascal, from Proverbs 31 Ministries. 
"Grace Changes Hearts" by Kellie Belarie. 

Are you reading your Bible? 

Scripture links courtesy of Bible Gateway. 

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