“Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.'”
Years ago, when I first began walking with the Lord, I was given a study Bible as a gift. I remember being so excited to have such an amazing resource at my fingertips. It had a topical index in the front, as well as a concordance in the back, and was filled with cross references and commentary on various passages throughout. I purchased a good mechanical pencil and began my journey through the Word. I would read a passage and begin marking the text to help unlock its meaning. In the margin I would write comments, sometime my own, sometimes ones I heard in a message or read in a commentary. Day after day, I made my way through passage after passage until finally I had read, studied and commented on every one of the Bible’s 1189 chapters. Once I had reached the final chapter of Revelation, I was in no way done, nor was I an expert, but I had embarked on a journey that I wanted to continue for the rest of my life. As the years have passed, and my eye site weakened, that particular Bible has been retired to the bookshelf, and I have moved on to a bigger font, but the journey remains the same. As a child of God and a follower of Jesus, it is my desire to get to know Him through the pages of His word.
Will you join me?