I read through the Bible Between November 2013 and March 2015 and posted daily reflections on what seemed most compelling to me in that day’s reading. You can find the plan I followed at http://www.ewordtoday.com/year/niv1984/bjan01.htm.
I learned important lessons. Reading straight through the Bible shows how God’s interactions with men changed from the occasional visit with a man like Abraham to his daily presence in the tabernacle among the children of Israel. I saw how the practices of the Old Testament law prepared the way for the new covenant of grace in Jesus Christ. I bumped into a number of difficult passages that we often overlook when we pick and choose what to study. I witnessed God’s unbelievable patience with the Israelites. I discovered the true nature of a covenant: continuing to care for the other party even when they fail to honor their agreement.
Now that I have completed the project, I will be posting occasionally as passages inspire me. I appreciate your comments. Bob Dellinger, disciple of Jesus Christ, Southern Baptist, family physician, living and practicing in North Carolina.