Friday, January 25, 2008

Word for the day...

I haven't posted about this yet, but last year I tried to read through the Bible. I have read through the Bible before, but not in one calendar year. I signed up for the ESV daily Bible reading plan online, and a chunk of OT, NT, and a bit of Psalms and Proverbs were sent to me each day. Well...a little while later I found out I was expecting and was also doing two Bible studies at the time, so I fell off the wagon. This year, I am at home, not "working" (for the time being at least) and have started again. It is working great for me because I can listen to the Word while nursing or doing housework, so even if my time to sit down and really STUDY is short with my munchkin needing attention etc., I can still be exposed to a good portion of God's word Daily.

So. Today's OT portion was Genesis 50- Exodus 1-2:10. Here is one of my favorite passages dealing with the Sovereignty of God and grace.

When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, ‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people [2] should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

This is from the English Standard Version and came from: in case you were wondering!

1 comment:

Shilah said...

Hey Rachael. I wanted to let you know that I signed up for this. I'm doing the reading of the Old Testament in a year. I have read the the whole Bible in a year before. So I decided I don't want to commit to too much because then on busy days I might speed read and not get as much out of it. I also like to journal about what I read sometimes.
A few months ago I was getting up early in the morning to study the Bible and journal before anyone was up in the house. But I got sick and started sleeping until I had to get up. I should have found another time to study, but I'm ashamed to say I didn't. So I have missed it (reading the Bible daily).
So all this to say thank you for letting us know about this site. I think this will help me stay on track because I check my email daily. So no excuses! :-)