205. That’s the number I checked off today. Over two hundred days of Bible reading.
Now before you think that I’m nailing it, I’m not. Several days (even this week), I’ve found myself catching up. Reading and listening to multiple chapters of Judges and Jeremiah so as to not be behind. Anyone else found themselves not where they want to be in their reading of the Scriptures?
Psalm 119:11 tells us to store up God’s Word in our hearts. Why? So that we might not sin against him (Psalm 119:11b). Jesus prays that we would be sanctified in truth (John 17:17). King Jesus himself recognized that we would be made holy by God’s Word.
John tells us that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). The writer of Hebrews tells us that the Word is sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Paul commands us to set our hearts and minds on things above not on things of this world (Colossians 3:1-2). The Scriptures command our obedience, our love, our hope. For it is in the Word of God that we meet our Redeemer, our Rock, our Refuge.