Friday, January 22, 2010

1. Done with the Pentateuch - Bible Reading

I have to say I am really enjoyng reading through the Old Testament. There were definitely a few rough chapters in Leviticus and Numbers, but it has been really nice to see how all of the stories that are very commonly told blend together. I can honestly say I have never read through the Old Testament. I have read and heard many parts of it, but never have I read it chapter by chapter in order.
I started Joshua last night and read through the first five chapters. I almost feel like it is a movie coming to the climax. Since Exodus they have been talking about making it to the Promised Land. At the beginning of Joshua they are just across the Jordan River from their quest to overtake the land that was promised to them. While I already know the story and the ending, I am excited to continue on in my reading to see what will happen.
I never thought I would make it through the Bible at the pace that I have been going, but I have really been interested and have found it quite easy to get into reading on a very regular basis. I haven't had that in a very long time!
I already told Matt that I am going to add this to my next list of goals.

1 comment:

Mom said...

The Bible really is an easy (except for a few places) and enjoyable read. Once you get into it, it's hard to put down. I've lost track of how many times I've read all the way through, but I'm very sorry that I didn't impress on you earlier that it really is a worthwhile experience. I love you very much, Eric.