Monday, March 08, 2010

a big old game of catch up

I got really behind in my reading of the Bible in 90 days.  I got behind because I got a good way through Ezekiel and I was totally lost so I started over from the beginning.  I am finally caught up- actually I am ahead because I just finished the whole Old Testament.  I am attempted to say Holy Cow, but that is a bad OT kind of joke, so instead WOW!  I have read the entire Old Testament!!!  Today's reading stopped before the end of the Old Testament, but I was so close I had to just finish it, I like natural stopping points. Reading the whole Bible, especially the whole Old Testament is something I have always wanted to do, never thought I would and never ever thought I would read it in less than 3 months.  Yeah God!  Many of the prophets were really hard for me.  I guess because I knew the outcome, Israel was going into captivity and Jerusalem and the temple were going to be destroyed.   Of all the prophets, I did enjoy Haggi, Zechariah, and Malachi the best (I also enjoy Isaiah, but he was last week), oh yeah, and Daniel was good to.  After making it through the prophets I really want to read the Old Testament in chronological order, I think it would make a lot more sense to me since I got confused going back and forth in time with the prophets.  One thing that really stuck out to me was how many references there was to Jesus.  I had always heard/read that there are many references in the prophets, but actually seeing them in context was pretty cool.  I was also surprised at how small verses I was familiar with were found in the prophets I had never really read or really knew the names too such as "he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing" Zephaniah 3:17
Since I was behind I was reading a little faster than I would have liked to, but I did make sure that I had some clue as to what it all meant.  So far this past week's reading has been the hardest for me, well actually it was Jeremiah and Ezekiel that was difficult, but I made it through, somehow.  I can't believe that I have been able to stick it out and I am so looking forward to the New Testament and hope that it will make a lot more sense now that I have read the WHOLE OLD TESTAMENT!  I still can't believe I read the entire Old Testament.
This whole experience has been such a journey and in a couple of weeks I am going to be sad when it is all over with.  What am I going to do with my time?
39 books of the Bible read, WOW!


Amy said...

You rock girl! And you make me feel all "surface and shallow" with my shopping weekend =). Congratulations! I am a Daniel girl myself.

Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

I LOVE this post! I love your enthusiasm and I love your commitment.
I'm so glad you are reading with us!!!


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