Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bread for the Journey

 This is our church library and the Sunday School class I attend happens right here. Every Sunday our teacher assigns a chapter of the Bible to be read during the week..and to read the chapter at least once a day. The following Sunday we discuss the chapter and share what we have learned from it. Sometimes I read another version of the Bible to better understand the passage. By the end of the week I remember more than I would have just reading it one time. And as I read it again and again I discover new truths. If you haven't used this method of reading your Bible I'd encourage you to do that.

 This week we are reading Psalm 19. And the verse that summarizes up the chapter for me is verse 14. 
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."  (NIV)

10 comments:

  1. I love that idea! I realize sometimes I focus on quantity instead of quality - just reading as much as I can and then not absorbing anything I read. Focusing on one chapter or even one verse and understanding it and living it would be much better. "Less is more." Thank you.

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  2. What a great idea! Does the chapter get chosen randomly each week or is there a plan?

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  3. I usually start my day with the devotional from the Upper Room Discipline. Usually it follows our minister's sermon lectionary and is followed up by the pastor's reflections the following Sunday. It is always neat to see if I came out with the same conclusions.

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  4. I love the methods where you can repeatedly here God saying something new everyday through the same scriptures only because we have time to meditate on them. Thanks.

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  5. This would be a great way to learn more from just one portion. I'll have to give it a try.

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  6. My Bible has 4 translations in it. I like to read each one in turn.

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  7. Yes! I'm with you on the benefits of repetition and focus. Here's something I found and it's very eye-opening for me already.

    http://evangelicaloutpost.com/archives/2007/08/how-to-change-your-mind-2.html

    Diane

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  8. When we pray we speak to God. When we read Holy Scripture God speaks to us Angharad

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  9. EmptyNester..Not so much random as reading scripture that talks about God's Word. And to see the importance of reading His Word. Last week we read Psalm 19 and this week we are reading
    Psalm 119: 1-16)

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