- Genesis 1:1-2:25
- Proverbs 1:1-6
My reading for today started with the story of creation in Genesis. I wondered if I would learn anything at all from it? After all, I didn’t have to read the bible to know the story of creation (or so I thought). But I was surprised by passage 2:6, which remarked that there was not yet rain on the earth. Instead, everything was watered from springs that shot up from the ground.
This made me think back to when saw ‘Noah the Musical’ in Branson, MO. During that show, they kept making remarks at how foolish Noah and his family were, for water had never fallen from the sky before. While watching it, I kept wandering if that were speculation, or if it was supported by biblical text. Again, I hadn’t needed to read the story of Noah in the bible to know it – or so I thought. I am interested to read the story of Noah, and I will pay attention to any mentions of rain as I continue my studies.
These verses gave me an introduction to what Proverbs will teach me. I actually didn’t know what the Proverbs were, exactly, before now. It seems they are a teaching tool – to teach people wisdom and discipline, to teach us how to lead successful, just lives, to give insight, knowledge and discernment. I want to start reading them now! But I shall wait, and pace myself, because I think that reading the Proverbs will be like a daily treat as I wait to see what I will learn next.
This is day one, and it’s a great day! I am so encouraged by all I have learned already. I really think that this time, with the yearly bible timetable, I will finally be able to read the bible through without losing interest.