Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cycle #23 - Days Ninety One - One Hundred.

Someone one said, in a play on the sound of words, I am at a loss to explain the prophets.  He was speaking about the prophetic books of the Bible, and sometimes they are difficult to explain, other times they are difficult to stay focused on and I guess motivated to read through.

So the last ten days have been a little bit difficult but I have now made it through two and a quarter of the three major prophetic books!

So what did I read in the last ten days.

Ezekiel 1-11.

This was a total of 75 chapters and brings our running total to 1020 out of 1189 and so I have passed the 1000 mark and now have 169 chapters to go!

The one thing I am reminded of as I read these prophetic books is that we always need to read them, as any part of the Bible, and especially the Old Testament, through the cross. 

That is, to read it correctly, you look at the original context, then you take it through Jesus and the cross, then you apply it to your own situation.  So many people read it straight from the Bible to them, and thus you end up with some seriously weird ideas.  Jeremiah said this....

Take it through Jesus, it is much harder work and requires a deeper understanding of context but what you get is a much more valuable and genuine gospel which truly changes lives.

And so one hundred days has come and gone, and now another ten begins.

See you in ten hopefully a lot closer to the goal!

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