I am beyond excited to begin a Bible study, put together by my pastor, that is designed to guide the reader through the Bible in two years!
For many years, probably since the dawn of adulthood…which for me I think began when I had my oldest daughter @ age 25…I’ve been looking for a great yet simple Bible study that would encourage me to read and be excited about God’s word.
I’ve participated in Beth Moore Bible studies of Revelation and Esther, and both were awesome! This specific Bible study, while it isn’t found on the shelves of a store, definitely has me excited!
In Church the past few weekends, we’ve been focusing on “getting back to the basics” and finding again the love for learning and studying God’s Word. This Bible study seems to be geared specifically to that goal.
To help hold me accountable and allow me to reflect upon God’s Word in the passages of the study, I’ll be posting at least weekly…hopefully daily…the passages as well as my thoughts on the readings and questions.
Join me as I dive deeper into God’s Word!
A week of preparation:
Reading: Psalm 1 “Blessed is the main who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”
Questions: We start our journey through the Bible in a week. As we make preparations for the trip, we look today at some of the blessings God promises in Psalm One. The contrast is made between those who delight in the Word and those who don’t. There is an anticipation as one starts a journey. What will we see or experience? Will we see treasures along the way, or take away memories that money can’t buy? What are your expectations as you think about the journey?
My Thoughts: My biggest expectation on this journey through the Bible is gaining a deeper understanding of God’s promises to me. The text of the reading is a huge reminder to me of how the path that God intends from me is all too often far different from the path I take in life. Chief of Sinners though I be, Jesus shed His blood for me! I’m beyond thankful that though I’m often the “chaff that blows away,” though I try to be “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season,” I have the peace that comes with knowing my sins are forgiven, and that no matter how far I stray from God’s plan, He’s always there to gently shove me back on course!