A coworker challenged people on Facebook to join her in reading through the Bible this year. You may know that last year I listened to the Bible from beginning to end in order. This year, I’m doing it chronologically — which means that I got to Genesis 11 and was suddenly in Job.
For me it’s been quite easy. I have the YouVersion Bible App. I have bluetooth in my car. I commute anywhere from 6 to 9 (or more) hours a week. No reason I can’t listen to the Bible in a year.
Last year I listened to “The Message” and it was like listening to a whole new book. Thoughts came to me in different ways than they ever had before and I learned so much. This year I’m going to the NIV — it’s comforting because I’ve memorized most verses from there and it’s the version I used growing up.
There’s a reason that the Psalmist wrote that God’s Word is a lamp and a light …. it shows us stuff. Stuff that can help us make good choices and head in right directions.
So how about it? Let’s do this together! Who is in?