Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scripture, gift-wrapped

I gave away my Bible the other day. I regretted it the very next morning when I didn't have it to continue my reading plan.  But at the time, I felt giving it to this person was the right thing to do.

And I'm glad I did - I just miss it.
(Cue the soundtrack to a sad Nicholas Sparks movie)

Lest you panic and assume I'm Bibleless, you have no worries. There are eight different Bibles in six different translations on my shelf. One of those has been my main study Bible for the last several years. But I gave away the special one I had bought specifically for reading this year: The Daily Message. It's a through-the-Bible-in-a-year Bible in the Message translation. So you see why the next morning I was stuck - not knowing where to read next to keep up with my plan until I can get another copy.

I roamed around cyberspace and found They have a plan that looks similar to what I'd been doing.  And they will deliver it to me in the Message translation in daily emails. Check it out if you're looking for a daily reading plan - they have many different configurations and translations to choose from. And I also found the one year bible online which will take you chronologically through the Bible, beginning at any date you select, in whichever translation you select. Hum, now to decide which one to do!

May it never be said about you or me, what Stephen said about the Jewish leaders in Acts 7:53:

"You had God's Law handed to you by angels—gift-wrapped!—and you squandered it!"

Thankful for the ease and resources the Internet provides.

1 comment:

  1. I gave away my bible a year ago...and it was hard. But God had a reason way beyond my understanding at the time and then dear hubby bought me one that I absolutely love. God is amazing.



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