Chipping Away At The Old Testament

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The last few weeks have gone super well! I started reading my Bible first thing in the morning again. I don't really know how I got out of that habit, but I did. Getting back to it has made a big difference in the rest of my day. I've been working my way through this Chronological Bible Reading Plan. As of earlier this week, I'm officially half way through the plan. If I keep up my current pace, I should be done before the end of March!

I've been reading a mixture of 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, and one of the prophets each day over the past week or so. Reading Scripture in large chunks and in a chronological time frame has really helped to iron out the timeline of Scripture in my brain! Every now and then, I stop to study a map or to find out a little more about a certain time period. I'm grateful to my Mom for her patience and help with these questions of mine! She is a far better scholar than I will ever be and I really appreciate her willingness to pass the wisdom on. 

This month, the theme of sin has been front and center in my studies. As we come up on the season where we remember Jesus Christ's last days on earth and the events that surrounded His death on the cross, God is preparing my heart! The theme can be summed up in this: the wages of sin is death.

Wherever sin is mentioned, it is followed by the call to repent, a course of discipline, or a promise of redemption. I've been shocked at the way the Gospel is promised again and again throughout the Old Testament. For whatever reason, I hadn't really seen it there before in the way that I've been seeing it recently.

So, that's all for now! I'll be checking in each month this year with a little update on my where I'm at in God's Word. I hope these updates will serve as accountability for me and a little encouragement for you!

Where are you in God's Word this week?

How would you sum up the theme of your time there?


  1. i discover new things each time i read through the OT! i'm doing a read the Bible in a year plan also & so i've been discovering the OT as well :) it's cool to think that Jesus existed then also & that the gospel is so blatant then!

  2. I love the Psalms. I think the biggest thing that has been on my heart is that my sin is ever before me, I need to be a student of the word, and Christ is coming.

  3. I love that you learn so much from your mom. I learned my quiet time habits from my mom too. :) I'm in Galatians right now. :)

  4. I am in 2 Thessalonians and I am trying to pray through scripture. It's a neat thing to try!

    Thanks for your encouraging words! I have been praying that God would reveal to me sins in my life I don't even realize. It's shocking. Gods kindness leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4) and he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 john 1:9) Cling to this truths!

  5. During the summertime, I love waking up early and reading the bible before the day really begins!
    I'm making my way through Psalms again, because it's so calming and makes me weepy in the good kind of way. :)


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