In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
July 2: Joshua 4, Psalm 129‐131 (family); Isaiah 64, Matthew 12 (individual)
July 3: Joshua 5, Psalm 132‐134 (family); Isaiah 65, Matthew 13 (individual)
July 4: Joshua 6, Psalm 135‐136 (family); Isaiah 66, Matthew 14 (individual)
July 5: Joshua 7, Psalm 137‐138 (family); Jeremiah 1, Matthew 15 (individual)
July 6: Joshua 8, Psalm 139 (family); Jeremiah 2, Matthew 16 (individual)
July 7: Joshua 9, Psalm 140‐141 (family); Jeremiah 3, Matthew 17 (individual)
July 8: Joshua 10, Psalm 142‐143 (family); Jeremiah 4, Matthew 18 (individual)
If you’re like me you’ve been reading blogs for a while. Some of them you come back to often. And to some of them you never return. I hope this one will be one of the former. And I hope it will be for a couple of reasons. Both reasons have to do with my love for God’s word and my desire to see believers reading and understanding it.
First, a challenge for you. At the beginning of the year I issued a challenge to the folks at my church. It went something like this: read the Bible through in a year, and memorize Scripture each week. So on this blog each week I’ll be issuing a challenge: Scripture to read and to memorize that week. I hope you’ll take the challenge with me!
Second, a challenge for me. Every so often I will share an insight from God’s word. It may come from my personal Bible reading. It may come from a passage I’m studying in more detail. It may come from something I’ve heard or read. Or maybe I’ll just pass along a link to something more interesting than my own blog! Whatever the case, I will be challenged to put my thoughts into words with which you’ll be able to interact.
And that’s what I hope you’ll do along the way. Feel free to share your own insights with me and ask questions. I look forward to walking according to God’s word with you.