Life with the girl has been a bit chaotic. I think I said that shortly after she was born and it hasn’t changed. We have schedules, but at the same time, we don’t. I’m sure anyone near a toddler knows what I mean.
I have a friend who actually lives in a constant state of “schedule chaos” with 2 kids in diapers and 2 more under 7. I have much respect for how she seems to manage everything.
I on the other half, am not her. I give up a lot of things… to include a clean house and, what seems like this last year, my bible reading.
It’s been weighing heavily on my heart that I need to get back to reading the bible. With that, I decided to join Mom’s Toolbox The Bible In 90 Days session.
I’m hoping in 90 days I will be back to a regular habit of reading.
Last week, we read through the following chapters:
- Genesis 1-11
- Genesis 12-50
- 1 Chronicles
(I’m doing the chronological reading this time around.)
When you’re doing this kind of reading, you really don’t stop to study, but there are things that stick with you as you read. For me, they were the following:
- Did you notice that Abraham introduced his wife, Sarah, as his sister (they were actually half bother and sister), but in the process they deceived Abimelech? And he rebuked them for potentially putting him in such a bad place in front of God. The funny thing is, Isaac did the same thing with Rebekah leading Abimelech to have the same discussion with Isaac as he did with Abraham. Who says history doesn’t repeat itself?
- Jacob and Esau made peace, but then right after that, Jacob lies to Esau and tells him he will meet him at Sier, but then continues on. Why would you do something like that after you just reconciled? It’s just asking for trouble and hurt feelings, putting you back in the same place you were before.
- Although Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, when they reunited, he forgave them. I’ve read the hoops Joseph made his brother’s jump through many times. This time though, I cried when I read the passage where he turned and ran to his personal room to sob alone. So sad and happy all at the same time.
- And then, I cried again when Joseph said:
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” Genesis 50:20
Makes me misty as I write this.
- I found myself really mad with Job’s friends. I, as he did, thought friends a support system. But of course, I know no one is blameless in God’s sight, yet, I couldn’t stop being mad.
These are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. I know many more passages affected me as I read them.
But enough about me. What about you? What passages affected you as you read this past week?