Howdy. Blessed New Year to you all.
- Over at my place, I listed out some Highlights and reflections from 2008. Since some of it is about Phil, Frank, and you-all, I point you to-itward.
- We also had a discussion previously about Bible-reading plans. After that, Justin listed out some terrific online resources.
- Here's what I've decided to do as a plan: since I worked out that you can get through the whole Bible if you average just 3.2575342465753424657534246575342 chapters a day, I'm committing to reading at least three (- except for the day I hit Psalm 119; no promises for that day!), plus a chapter of Proverbs. See, I've most frequently done the M'Cheyne plan, and I like it. I did it last year, with Carson's For the Love of God. But that has the disadvantage of not reading the books as the authors meant us to, and thus doesn't really follow the narrative. So thus far, I read creation and fall and the first stirring of civilization (Genesis 1-5); then the flood and the division of humanity into languages (Genesis 6-11). For devotion, I'll probably read Spurgeon; he doesn't reliably expound the text, per se; but he speaks cheer and comfort and Christ to my heart, and I need that.
- Whatever you do, I do urge you to have a plan and follow it. Aim at nothing, and you're pretty sure to hit just that. Having no plan just doesn't work for me; I think a 3-chapter minimum commitment will. (I'll try to remember to let you know how that worked out at year's end, DV.)