This year I’m using a Bible reading plan to help me read it in a year, so I’m getting a lot of different doses of Scripture each day. Here are some things that have been particularly worthwhile for me this week:
- God gave Adam stewardship over the earth. But he was not a faithful steward. Jesus was made a steward over all creation, and was (and is) completely faithful in his dominion over it. Everything is under his reign and he has accomplished his Father’s will perfectly (Heb. 2:5-9; cf. Gen. 1-3).
- Proverbs has a whole lot to say about making wise decisions with your tongue. Our words should bring life, not death, to everyone who hears. What a challenge.
- The opening chapters of Isaiah are filled with so much bad news. Yet there is so much good news as well. So much so that it is even more unavoidable (see 2:1-5; 4:2-6; 6:1-13; 7:10-15; 9:1-7).
- It is impossible to read the words of Jesus in Luke and not be challenged to a radical lifestyle. The more I read, the greater sense I gain of my radical-less-ness.
- Jesus is coming back someday to make everything right. So there has got to be more than morning commutes and 8-5’s and attending church and football on Saturdays and long vacations. I want to be ready.