01/01/19 — Matthew 1:1-2:12; Psalm 1:1-6; Proverbs 1:1-6

Hello everyone!  In 2018 we read through the entire inspired Word of God in the chronology of when the events occurred (per the developers of the reading program.)  This year we are providing several options via the handout provided at church.

Four options & combinations are presented.  You can read the entire Bible; just the New Testament; just Psalms; or just Proverbs.  Or you can create your own combination.

I have selected reading and commenting on the New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs.

In daily Bible reading the importance is not the “quantity” read but the focus we place on the meaning and application of God’s inspired Word in our lives — whether the reading be one Book or just one verse.  So, our goal for 2019 is to read the chapters and then reflect on how we are or could improve the impact on our lives.

In today’s reading I found a single, short verse that we need to apply nearly daily if we are to continue in our walk:

Proverbs 1:10    “My son, if sinners entice you do not give in to them. 

To me this verse speaks to both the “free will” we have to make decisions and the need for internal strength to withstand the temptation.