Week 2 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Begins Monday Jauary 13
Week 2 – 2014 January
Monday 13 Genesis 20 – 22
Tuesday 14 Genesis 23 – 24
Wednesday 15 Genesis 25 – 26
Thursday 16 Genesis 27 – 28
Friday 17 Genesis 29 – 30
Saturday 18 Genesis 31 – 32
Sunday 19 Genesis 33 – 35
*The names of God vary in Genesis. God is called “the Mighty One” when He creates the universe, but it is Yahweh who personally forms Adam and Eve, enjoys fellowship with them in the garden, and even provides for them after their sin. (Genesis 2-3). Note, too that Melchizedek worships God Most High (El Elyon), but that Abram, who has a special covenant relationship with God, knows Him more intimately as Yahweh God Most High (14:18-24).
Several such compound names or titles give us additional insight into God’s attributes and actions. Besides El Elyon, the most famous is El Shaddai, “God Almighty,” although this name occurs only 48 times in the Bible.
Next week I’ll include “Going Deeper”, The Primary Names of God along with our scripture readings.
*Above text taken from program booklet
**Bible Precepts uses the triangle symbol colored yellow to represent God in its Bible marking.
NOTE: If you find yourself today not quite finished with Week 1 please don’t feel discouraged. Many, many people need 2 or 3 weeks to get into the swing of daily Bible reading. Just find a quiet corner with no distractions and do some “catch-up”. If doing a Bible reading program is new to you please don’t give up, it takes time to get the Bible reading habit going.
If you experience the problem some have with not retaining what was read before, let me assure you this is common. For myself I often start my reading with the last chapter from the day before; and it seems to help me retain what I’m reading.
Another problem some readers have is quickly scanning some areas of the Bible that contain genealogy. As we are reading in chronological order, genealogy is also important so why not try reading what some call “boring” parts out loud. Sound those hard to pronounce names out and they’ll stick in your mind so that whenever you run across them again in your reading you’ll say, “wait, I know this guy”.