A big thank you to all who have read this blog during 2012! While this blog is certainly not ever going to be the most popular WordPress “hangout,” we did just receive some statistics that are encouraging. For example, the post on Peter’s rescue in Acts 12 received 652 views in one day. Not what we expected in the first year! Thank you!
Here is the link to the 2013 reading schedule for January (January 2013 Reading Schedule). In 2013, this blog will focus on the “Wisdom Literature” with a unique approach to Proverbs, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Job, and as a special was to end 2013 the last week in December, the Book of James (often referred to as the “Proverbs of the New Testament”). The first two weeks (beginning tomorrow 01/01/2013) we will read the first 9 chapters of Proverbs. Theses chapters introduce the book, and what we actually know as “proverbs” do not really begin until chapter 10.
After those two weeks, we will settle into a schedule that adds variety to the five days per week of reading these books. Each Monday in the first half of the year, we will read 8 verses of the longest chapter in the entire Bible – the 119th Psalm (with other, shorter Psalms included on many of those days). This is a great Psalm that praises God and His word; and it is very rich in inspiration. We will take a second look at these verses (and other Psalms) in the second half of the year from a fresh perspective. On Tuesdays, we will be reading from Proverbs with a similar approach.
On Wednesdays, we will be reading what are commonly called “lament” Psalms. These are tremendously valuable in helping us with learning to call upon the Lord when life becomes very difficult, and even as tragedy and pain come our way. Thursdays, we will read from the Book of Job, and on Fridays, we will be reading from other Psalms.
We will take a break at the end of June through July, and read through Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon in their entirety, gaining much value learning about life, service to God, and the relationship of husbands and wives to each other. Then we will resume the previously outlined schedule.
We are looking forward to what promises to be a very rewarding experience in God’s word in 2013!
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Please note: I did not design the reading plan that I am following in my blog. All of my comments in this blog, however, are solely my responsibility. When reading ANY commentary, you should ALWAYS refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word. Reading schedules, as well as a link to the site where you can get the reading plan that I’m currently following for yourself can be found on the “Bible Reading Schedules” page of my website at http://graceofourlord.com. For questions and help, please see the “FAQ” and “Summaries” pages there.