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Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, Psalm 68:13-19

Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold." When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white as snow in Zalmon. A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place. You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there. Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah

As the mountain of Bashan had many peaks, so does the Christian faith. Our peak is contained as an article of core beliefs, the Nicene Creed, which encompasses those statements of our faith which bring us all together as Christians.

For example, Mt Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont and is part of the Green Mountain Range. Just to the west, as I look from my chair, is a small series of peaks, names unknown to me but certainly part of the Green Mountain range.

A rough simile for the Christian faith: we are united in that statement of the Nicene Creed but standing or kneeling as the case may be, in individual practices. Many peaks with differing heights, but a common thread uniting us. We Will meet at the Judgment Seat of Christ, fully united in our adoration of our LORD and Savior.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.(John 14:6) 

Jesus is the mountain of Bashan; He has led captivity captive; He has received gifts (acknowledgment of loyalty)

Reading

Morning Psalm 146, Noon Psalm 119:33-40, Evening Psalm 42

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

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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