I must confess that I have never really read the Bible. I find that somewhat surprising given the fact that I went to eight years of Catholic grammar school, including going to church every Sunday, almost from the day I was born up until early adulthood when I began to have some questions about the changes the Catholic church was making.
Of course I know the major stories, Adam and Eve, Sodom and Gomorrah, King Solomon and the birth and death of Jesus, and I've seen some of the movies based on those stories. I know the 10 Commandments and try to live by them faithfully; no lying, cheating, stealing, coveting, honoring my parents, etc.
I even have a bible. I'm pretty sure I got it when I was married as that is one of those things my mother used to give to young couples as a wedding gift, along with the "10 Commandments of Happy and Successful Husband and Wife."
I even have the Key to Heaven:
The Bible that I have has nice big print and there is even a place inside to record the important events of our family:
|For the record|
But, as you can see, I've never recorded anything. In fact, there was kind of a lot of dust on the book when I took it off the shelf. I decided that I would make a plan to actually read the bible this year. I believe there might be some interesting things that I may have missed. I went online and found a site that gives a plan for reading the bible every day for a year. This is just one I found, I'm sure there are others.
So, I've put in the date of January 4 and the site has set up a list of portions of the bible for me to read daily for the next year. I figure it can't hurt, right? Promise I won't get all "holier than thou" on you!
What about you? Read the Bible lately?