Reading Through the Bible Update: Major Prophets

I am now over 60% of the way through the Bible. Let’s be honest, I’m surprised I’ve stuck with it this long.  I REALLY wanted to read through the entire Bible, but anything requiring a year’s worth of follow through is tough for anyone.

I have had to make some major adjustments recently to keep reading.  I started doing early morning boot camp a few times a week.  So I’m having to wake up even earlier to read before I leave.  But I’m not sacrificing my time with the Lord to work out.  That isn’t fair to God.  So I’m up earlier on those mornings to read.

Secondly, I started a women’s study on the book Unglued…so I’m also reading that book and the participant guide…so I’m having to be really intentional on taking time to read that as well without cutting into my Bible reading time.

But I’m still with it.

I’ve hit some bigger chunks to get through: the major prophets.  I finished Isaiah, and now I’m in Jeremiah. They are lengthy books.  But they are full of God’s promises to his people.  I love it!

There are lots of Israel/God dealings in these books, because this was the time of prophets and kings.  I really loved these verses in Jeremiah 33:

14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

15 “‘In those days and at that time
    I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
    he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
    and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’
WHAT A PROMISE!  A promise of Jesus coming! Amen!
And this one from Jeremiah 31:33
“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
    after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
    and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.”
So thankful that God redeemed Israel first, and then redeemed all people through the gift of Jesus.
Looking forward to reading more of this story!
  

Comments

  1. Hey way to go, sticking with the plan and giving God priority! Sometimes it’s really hard for us (me) to remember (or admit) that picking something instead of having time with the Lord really is giving it more priority than your relationship.

  2. Reading 60% of the Bible is a major accomplishment girl!!! Good work!!!

    And I love the rest of your post for so, so many reasons! “Jerusalem will live in safety.” Gah, made me get a big ole’ lump in my throat! Waaaaahhhh!

    Loved this post!!!

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