90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 42

90 Days BibleWell, it’s Day 42 and we’re almost half way through the Bible. Can you believe it? You know, I’ve tried the Bible-in-a-Year program and even the Bible-in-2-years program and I didn’t make it through either. I wonder why this more intense version has been so much easier? After spending a few days in Psalms, I’m already planning what I’m going to do at the end of the 90 days. You guessed it: I want to do a study of the Psalms; something that takes me through them in about a month. I’m beginning to think that short-term works better for me than long-term. So, if you know of any study guide for Psalms, or Psalms and Proverbs, that can be completed over a month’s time, let me know.

For this week, the thought that grabbed me and wouldn’t let go as I read Nehemiah, Esther, Job and the beginnings of Psalms was: None of this makes sense unless you believe in eternity; following God only makes sense if you believe in eternity. The fact is, we’re not promised an easy life here. Look at what Job went through, all because he was faithful to God. Our obedience is required but it doesn’t come with a pass on life’s calamities, though I sometimes wish it did. Only when we look at time in the space of eternity do we get the full grasp of ‘abundant life’ and ‘everlasting life’ as God means them. Something to think about, huh?

The scripture that tagged me this week was Psalm 33:13-15:

The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.

I have a hard time understanding what some people do, so it’s nice to know God understands us all. Since He does, I’m going to stop trying to.

Have a great week and don’t forget to share what you’re learning.

3 thoughts on “90 Day Bible Challenge – Day 42

  1. I’ve been thinking about Psalm 33:15: He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.

    When I first read that scripture, i thought about how hard it is for me to understand the ways of some people. Now as i think about it and focus on myself, I can say that I’m so very glad somebody understands ME. There are times when I honestly feel that no one does and that’s a very lonely feeling, even though people may be around. I will take comfort in the knowledge that God understands me because He made my heart.

    I just had to share now. Now it’s your turn. Really.

  2. Angela, it’s very comforting to know that God understands us. I, too, have felt that no one understood me, and I never fit into any ONE crowd. I tried to get along with everyone, regardless of their background.

    But there was a point in my life where I became very judgmental and if people didn’t do things like I did them, or think like I thought, I saw them to be in error. But God opened my eyes to that and I realized how wrong I was. Now I’m able to accept people for who they are and my relationships are alot stronger. I didn’t realize how HARD it was to be my friend. And I thought EVERYONE ELSE was the problem!!! Ha!

    P.S. Angela, I wasn’t able to find anything that covered the Psalms in 30 days, but I did find a website that does a review after each few verses. You may find it helpful: http://www.uscj.org/soeast/atlanta/perekyomi/psalms.html .

  3. Geigh, my sister, I’m going to have to block you from this blog. 🙂 No, really, I thank God for you. It seems we have been through many of the same experiences so I appreciate what you share because I feel that it applies directly to me. I think it’s hard to be my friend as well, which is why I have so few, but I never thought that part of the reason might be because I’m judgmental. When I read your words though, I knew I had to consider them seriously. Your post makes me think about something we read in Proverbs 27:17 this week, “As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.” Thank you for being my friend.

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