Are you behind? You are not as far as you think!

I just had the coolest night.  A small group in Arkansas just let me sit in their Bible Study via Facetime!.  They meet to discuss the reading.  How humbling that almost all the questions they asked me I didn’t know.  😂. Keeping it real.

OK, ARE YOU BEHIND???  Yup.  Most of you are slipping because it is a BUSY time of the year.

You have 2 options! 

  1. You can throw in the towel and you will regret it!
  2. Read the schedule below…..(Find where you left off).
    • If it was WAY before April 8, this is your JUMPING IN SPOT!!
Apr 8: 1Sam 1-3
Apr 9: 1Sam 4-8
Apr 10: 1Sam 9-12
Apr 11: 1Sam 13-14
Apr 12: 1Sam 15-17
Apr 13: 1Sam 18-20;
Apr 14: 1Sam 21-24
Apr 17: 1Sam 25-27
Apr 19: 1Sam 28-31;
Apr 21: 2Sam 1-4
May 1: 2Sam 5:1-10;
May 4: 2Sam 5:11-6:23; 

May 7: 2Sam 7;
May 9: 2Sam 8-9;
May 11: 2Sam10;

This will keep you historically up to date.  THEN you will do 2 things:

  1.  When you are cleaning the house, folding laundry, pulling weeds….You will click here and listen to 1 Chronicle which is a REPEAT read so it will be a great recap.  It will be fun to do because you will be like “Oh my stars, I get it!!”
  2. Promise that you will sit outside one day and read the Psalms.

 

Psalm 65, 66, 67 / 69, 70

  • Click here to read
  • Click here to listen
  • Sorry I am late, not only did I oversleep but I sat in Psalm 69 and 70 for a little while.  I read them through my eyes.  But then to give me a perspective I read them through David’s eyes which made my troubles seem so much smaller. ❤️

Psalm 65 and 66 are called “communal songs”.  Notice the plural pronouns.  Picture all of us reading today saying this at the same time.


Psalm 65 we begin by asking for forgiveness in verse 1-4.  Verses 5-8 we recognize his awesome power.  Verse 9-13 we acknowledge his overwhelming bounty.


Psalm 66 will speak to those who have suffered a trial in their life.  My favorite part is:

10 For you, God, tested us;
    you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison
    and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads;
    we went through fire and water,
    but you brought us to a place of abundance.

The image of taking silver that is tarnished and wiping away the impurities until it is refined.  If you have ever polished silver you keep at it until you can see your reflection in it.  God refines us until he can see a reflection of Himself in us.


Psalm 67 is to be read as a nation.  We are the priesthood for the Lord so the author of this psalm begins with the Priestly Blessing from Numbers 6 (click here)

May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face shine on us
 so that your ways may be known on earth,
    your salvation among all nations.


Psalm 69– Out of all the Psalms you will read, this one is intense.  If it did not speak to you read it through David’s eyes.  I sat in this one for a bit today mulling over some things in my life.


Psalm 70– short but strong Psalm.  Notice the repeat in “May those” “May all”.