Voices Together

To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks Psalms 42:1-4

To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, "Where is your God?" When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.

I was engaged in an internet conversation (180 characters allowed in the text message) for several hours today which was abruptly ended by the other individual with the announcement that he considered me to be a clueless, arrogant fool. The subject was the truth claims of the Christian faith, in particular that the blood of Jesus Christ cleans us of all sin.

My soul was thirsting for the voice of the living God, as a deer pants for the water brook.. “Where is your God” rang in my ears and now here He is. My thirst is slaked, I am refreshed for I know that my Savior lives. The LORD, God, the Almighty is in control of all things, including young men that consider themselves to be smarter than God.

Reading

Morning Psalm 31, Noon Psalm 119:57-64, Evening Psalm 120 Yesterday was 2 oops, sorry

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures.

Genesis 20, Judges 20, Job 20, Psalm 20, Isaiah 20, Matthew 20, Romans 20

My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation. Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.