Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week of February 26-March 3

From the Living Insights Bible, NIV

  • Psalms 46-75
  • Proverbs 8-14
  • Genesis 37-50
  • Exodus 1-30
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel 1-25
  • Isaiah 45-66
  • Jeremiah 1-9
  • Obadiah
  • Mark 14-16
  • Luke
  • John 1-16
  • Hebrews
  • James
  • Philippians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude
  • Revelation


  • Philippians


  • Philippians

ESV Student Study Bible

  • Acts 5-11
  • Philippians

ESV Reformation Bible

  • Philippians
  • Jonah

Quotes and Such:

Although the letter to the Hebrews is among the longest and most significant letters in the New Testament, it remains one of the least appreciated. Profound, mysterious, deep and, admittedly, difficult to understand, it deserves our serious time and attention. (Living Insights, Introduction to Hebrews, p. 1328)
The longer I live, the more I'm convinced we need to identify with scenes in Scripture if we're going to glean the lessons God has for us. (Charles Swindoll, Living Insights Bible, p. 1331)
What I have found especially interesting in my study of Luke is that there are over thirty sayings, parables, stories, and scenes found between chapters 9 and 19 that are recorded nowhere else in the Bible. (Living Insights, Introduction to Luke, p. 1069)
The story of Noah is familiar to many of us, and yet I suspect there are some facts that are not very familiar to us. Consider this:

  • When Noah started building the ark, his sons weren't even born yet. 
  • Noah lived five hundred miles away from the nearest large body of water. 
  • The ark's holding capacity was equal to eight modern-day freight trains of 66 cars each. 
  • God still remembers His promise to Noah every time He sees a rainbow. (Living Insights, "Noah The Shipbuilding Preacher," 1340)
Our problem is not a lack of Bibles; it is a lack of people who carefully handle the Word of God, both privately and publicly. We should not simply be students of the Scriptures--sound in our theology--but we must also be careful in our interpretation of the Scriptures. And the more we teach, the greater the need for care. (Charles Swindoll, Living Insights, p. 1311)
Dwight L. Moody summed up Moses' life in this memorable way: "He spent his first forty years thinking he was somebody. He spent his second forty years learning he was nobody. He spent his third forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody." ("Moses: God's Man for a Crisis," Living Insights, p. 66)
The German reformer Martin Luther spoke for all of us when he wrote, "Never in my life have I read a book written in simpler words than this, and yet the words are inexpressible!" (Introduction to John, Living Insights, p. 1112)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

1 comment:

Annette said...

Just wanted to stop and say hello. So happy to always read your Bible readings; you are an inspiration and an encourager!