2/24/09

Bible Reading 1/1 through 2/23

I said that I would like to keep myself accountable for my reading goal. I meant to post this yesterday morning but didn't have time.

So from January 1st through February 23, I have read the following as part of my "read the Bible in a year"
The book of Genesis
Exodus chapters 1-19
Matthew chapters 1-12
Mark chapters 1-4

The following verses really spoke to me yesterday. Our Pastor is preaching on 1 Peter right now and on Sunday, Pastor preached about election from the first two verses of 1 Peter. That sermon caused me to see these two verses from Mark in a whole new light:

"And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them." Mark 4: 11-12

I am still "struck" by the "lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them". This is something I have to keep pondering and discuss with my husband.

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