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Resolutions made easy!

Always intended to read the bible through in a year?  It’s still early in 2009 and bible.org makes it 21st century easy! Have you discovered that every day on the home page there’s a link to a daily portion of the Net Bible available which will take you through the entire scripture in a year.   Here’s the link: http://net.bible.org/daily.php check it out and bookmark it for easy access daily.

Always intended to read the bible through in a year?  It’s still early in 2009 and bible.org makes it 21st century easy! Have you discovered that every day on the home page there’s a link to a daily portion of the Net Bible available which will take you through the entire scripture in a year.   Here’s the link: http://net.bible.org/daily.php check it out and bookmark it for easy access daily.

This method not only provides the reading portion, but with all the links available you can research those nagging questions that pop up as you read unfamiliar portions.  It is easy to fall into the habit of reading only certain sections of the scripture and miss the overarching story of God’s redemptive love and righteousness repeated over and over in what Scott McKnight calls “wiki stories” in his new book, The Blue Parakeet.  Reading Sunday’s portion (Duet. 20:1-22:30) concerning Israel’s laws concerning virgins, sex and holiness reminds me how far we’ve come as a culture from a commitment to purity.  Read about the severe consequences for sexual sin and see if you don’t agree.

I enjoy discovering consistent revelations of God’s character and heart as He seeks those who will worship Him in “spirit and in truth.”Reading the scripture thoughtfully provides me with a clear standard by which to evaluate my focus and actions daily in a culture racing away from God. Now it is as easy as a click of your mouse. 

Gwynne Johnson

Gwynne Johnson currently serves on the Board of Entrust, Inc., an international education and training mission where she authored the Entrust curriculum, Developing a Discerning Heart. She recently served as Co-Chair of the training project, Christian Women in Partnership, Russia and as Senior Director of Women's Ministry at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Gwynne has a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She currently lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband of 58 years, Don. She works part-time in her daughter and granddaughter's bakery "The Best Box Ever," where she gets paid in cookies.