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Monday, February 1, 2010

Month 2, Book 3

February 1 seems like a good time for an update on my read-the-Bible-in-a-year project. It's been going great! I've been behind a time or two, but never more than a day... and last night I actually read ahead one day! Denny Burk's reading plan (which, BTW, is missing the last chapter of Exodus) actually has a couple of "catch-up" days at the end of January, but I thought I would start into the February reading on January 31. So my reading for today is actually already finished! I plan to keep reading a day ahead anyway, because sometime I'm going to miss a day and need the head start.

Tell you what, though... Leviticus (where I am now) is certainly where the rubber meets the road. It's tripped me up before; to the casual reader, it seems like mostly a list of ways to slaughter cattle and birds and sheep for sacrifice to God... kind of dry. I actually expect the ESV Study Bible notes to help that; they'll break it up a little and help the modern reader get some perspective. There have been a few questions I've had in my reading so far that haven't been answered by the notes (I'm kind of surprised!) but overall I've been so glad to have been reading them!

On to February... and Leviticus!

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