I have decided to read the entire Old Testament in 2009. It is quite an undertaking, but something I am looking forward to accomplishing. First of all, I am embarrassed to admit that I have never read all of the Old Testament. My devotion to scripture has been focused nearly entirely on the New Testament. I have jumped around from book to book in the Old Testament, but I have not read it through from start to finish. Second, there is much in the Old Testament that confuses me when I read it; another great reason to give it more attention. It is so difficult for me to understand how Noah lived to be 950 years old and I am not even 40 yet, but I know devoting this time to God’s word will only strengthen my faith. There are greater miracles in the Bible than a man living to be 950 years old, but it challenges me to make connections with the word.
I am focusing on this spiritual resolution in the same way I do physical challenges and goals. I want to make spiritual gains and I realize it will take time. I need to do small workouts each day and build myself up to longer sessions. Also, you always workout better with a partner, so I plan to share my progress and questions with others whose spiritual strength I admire. I plan on keeping a workout log of my readings, discoveries, and challenges in my journal. In the end, just like training for a race, I know that I will grow and gain strength from this excellent devotion to scripture.
I will revisit this spiritual resolution in a few months and let you know where I’m at and what I have discovered.
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