Why I'm Reading Through the Bible, Part II


In case you missed the first part of this post that Andrew shared with us, catch up here




All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.  When Paul writes of all scripture being inspired by God, the first thought to enter his reader's minds would have been the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, we somehow don't treat Chronicles with the same thought that we do Ephesians. God is revealing Himself in both, and yet if we are honest we tend to skip one.

Why? Because it is far easier to "find God" in Ephesians than it is in an OT passage. However, 2 Timothy 3 is clear that All Scripture is not only given by inspiration of God, but is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. (Remember, Paul had the Old Testament in mind when he wrote that).

A full View of Christ.  I’m not into watching sports on TV (not even baseball – sorry Peter!) However, I think it is common with any sport to have instant replays, showing the exact same action from multiple angles. It allows the viewer to gather a fuller understanding of what just took place. That is what the four gospels seek to accomplish: they tell the exact same story, from multiple angles (Matthew, a Jew, highlighting the Messianic Kingship of Christ; Mark focusing on the Suffering Servant who bore the weight of sin; Luke, a physician, highlighting the humanity of Christ; and John, highlighting the deity of Christ). Just as we watch baseball or football constantly switching camera angles, a Chronological reading plan will tell the one narrative of Christ showing the different accounts in the gospels.

Stay Focused.  I love reading. In fact, there have been times I've been reading through multiple books at once – probably reflective of the multitasking society I’ve been guilty of getting too caught up in. However, it goes without saying that focusing on one theme at a time and building upon that makes it far easier to learn and concentrate. This plan will do that.
Consider joining me – and let me know what you think! You can download a reading plan here – and be sure to let me know what you think of it if you do!

If you have questions, or want to talk more about this stuff, feel free to reach out to me at andrewcaudill[at]graceky[dot]org.
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