Well, so far we've made it through Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and part of Judges...and it's only day 18!!! Thank you, Lord for getting me this far.
Over the past week, I've had a greater desire to retain some of what I've been reading and meditate on it throughout the day. To me, if the Word of God doesn't make a difference in my life and character then I have only read it for reading's sake. But, if I apply it to my life and burn it on the tablet of my heart, then I'm getting the true benefit of God's Holy Word. The Bible teaches that physical training is of some value but godliness has value for this life and the life to come.
I have started memorizing Deut. 5:32-6:9. Unfortunately, I only have the 1st two phrases down. I wrote it on a notecard and placed it above the kitchen sink today b/c frankly that's where I spend a lot of time! Hopefully, I'll get more of it down this week. I also think that if I write down a key phrase or something that sticks out to me from the reading, I'll be more likely to ponder it throughout the day. Too often, I find that I read the Bible in the morning and forget about my reading as the day goes on.
My commitment to keep the TV off and stay away from the internet is working like a charm. However, on Saturday, I broke my commitment saying, "I'll read later." Well, guess what. I had to finish Saturday's reading on Sunday! No surprises there.
From this week's reading, Deuteronomy was my favorite. Reading about the talking donkey and chapters 6-8 were very interesting. The secod half of Joshua was quite a challenge as I didn't enjoy reading where all of the bounderies were for each of the tribes land. Some of the cities were very hard to pronounce.
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