The story is told of a pastor who was invited to dinner with one of the families in his congregation, so the woman of the house decided to impress him. After dinner she wanted him to read something inspiring to the family. She said to one of her children, "Please go and get the Good Book, the book we love, the book we read every day." Guess what happened? The child came back with a Sears shopping catalog! Seriously, just as you cannot thrive physically without a daily intake of good nutrition, you cannot thrive spiritually without a daily intake of God's Word. Everything you need for living a joyful and victorious Christian life is found in your Bible. "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." (vv. 3-4). What did Jesus use to overcome Satan's temptations in the wilderness? Intellect? Willpower? No, He used the Scriptures because He knew Satan has no defense against them. Do you want to succeed in your career, in your home, in your relationships, and everywhere else? "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." (Joshua 1:8).
"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25)
Man strives and toils and still his plans come to ruin. Not so with the Lord. Do not be overcome with anxiety for the concerns of the world for Christ has overcome it! There is safety in the hand of God for He reigns even now from heaven! Therefore rejoice!
Week #43 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 31-33
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 25-28
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 122-124
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 1-2
Thursday: (Prophecy) Habakkuk
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 9-10
Saturday: (Letters) James 1-3