I ran into a pretty cool verse last night during my bible reading plan:
Amos 4:13 For behold, he who forms the
mountains and creates the wind,
and declares to man what is his
who makes the morning darkness,
and treads on the heights of the earth –
the Lord, the God of Hosts, is his
Let’s compare it to this:
Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
What’s Jesus’ name? Lord.
I don’t know how all this works, but I get goosebumps with the idea that Jesus is revealed throughout the entirety of the bible. He didn’t simply show up in Bethlehem on Christmas morning. No, he has always been – and always will be.
Look at what he says in Revelation, which is also part of my current reading plan:
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Isn’t that cool? Actually, it’s more than that. More than we can imagine.
Speaking of bible reading plan, we are coming to the beginning of a new year. A group of us, although small, have been reading the same plan together. We use YouVersion. With this feature, we are able to see each other’s progress and can make comments regarding each day’s reading. It is a good way to stay motivated and one way to hold ourselves accountable to each other. I highly recommend doing something like this.
For 2019, we are looking at a chronological plan. This gives the lessons in the order they happened historically, to the best of the expert understanding to be able to date when it occurred. It’s simply a new way of reading the bible. For example, it starts off with three days of Genesis then switches over to Job then back to Genesis again. I plan to get a nice timeline chart to help visualize it. This will be especially helpful when going through the period of the kings.
If you are interested, let me know, and we’ll get you invited to the group. I heard Scott A. is buying pizza for all who finish on schedule!
Oh, another cool app is Daily Audio Bible which has several different plans. This is good for commuters. It also has a very good commentary at the end of each day. It’s a nice, meaningful way to wrap up your reading. Like it or not, we don’t always engage when we read. This helps.
Father, thank you for revealing your Son throughout the entirety of the bible. One day, we shall see him face-to-face. What a glorious day that shall be! Amen.
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