Day Sixteen

By / January 16, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 32:13 – 34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20 Today’s reading in Genesis has special meaning for me and for all of us.  I have been Jacob on the other side of the Jabbok, all alone and in a dark place.  I had taken a job in Nebraska at a large Lutheran… [read more]

Day Ten

By / January 10, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for… [read more]

Day Nine

By / January 9, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football… [read more]

Day Eight

By / January 8, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think?… [read more]

Day Seven

By / January 7, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic… [read more]

Day Six

By / January 6, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of old.  Abram… [read more]

Day Five

By / January 5, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 11: 1– 13: 4 Matthew 5: 1-26 Psalm 5: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 24-27 2  “ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3   I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses… [read more]

Day Four

By / January 4, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 In today’s reading in the Old Testament, we find the flood has stopped and Noah is determining if the water has receded enough to leave… [read more]

Day Three

By / January 3, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 5: 1– 7: 24 Matthew 3: 7– 4: 11 Psalm 3: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 10-19 Today’s readings are from a wide variety of stories: The lineage of Adam, Noah, and the flood, the temptation of Jesus, David’s plea for protection and Solomon warning us to lay in wait for an innocent man… [read more]

Day Two

By / January 2, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

Today’s Readings Genesis 3: 1– 4: 26 Matthew 2: 13– 3: 6 Psalm 2: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today I read chapter three in Genesis.  The Fall.  One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  It is so easy to look at Eve and say I would never do that.  However, we all do… [read more]

  • Day Sixteen

    By / January 16, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 32:13 – 34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20 Today’s reading in Genesis has special meaning for me and for all of us.  I have been Jacob on the other side of the Jabbok, all alone and in a dark place.  I had taken a job in Nebraska at a large Lutheran… [read more]

  • Day Ten

    By / January 10, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for… [read more]

  • Day Nine

    By / January 9, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football… [read more]

  • Day Eight

    By / January 8, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think?… [read more]

  • Day Seven

    By / January 7, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic… [read more]

  • Day Six

    By / January 6, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of old.  Abram… [read more]

  • Day Five

    By / January 5, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 11: 1– 13: 4 Matthew 5: 1-26 Psalm 5: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 24-27 2  “ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3   I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses… [read more]

  • Day Four

    By / January 4, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 In today’s reading in the Old Testament, we find the flood has stopped and Noah is determining if the water has receded enough to leave… [read more]

  • Day Three

    By / January 3, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 5: 1– 7: 24 Matthew 3: 7– 4: 11 Psalm 3: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 10-19 Today’s readings are from a wide variety of stories: The lineage of Adam, Noah, and the flood, the temptation of Jesus, David’s plea for protection and Solomon warning us to lay in wait for an innocent man… [read more]

  • Day Two

    By / January 2, 2018 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 3: 1– 4: 26 Matthew 2: 13– 3: 6 Psalm 2: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today I read chapter three in Genesis.  The Fall.  One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  It is so easy to look at Eve and say I would never do that.  However, we all do… [read more]

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