For the past several weeks I have been reading the Bible more. A lot more. I started Genesis at the beginning of January and am now in II Samuel. I do not read through the Bible each year – that could be a long discussion right there – but decided to this year. I’ve read the whole Bible in King James and NRSV, but up to this point have not done a straight through read of the ESV. That has been my preferred translation of choice for reading, preaching and teaching since being introduced to it in 2003, but I’m a little ashamed to say that I have not yet read the entire thing. Well, by God’s grace I’m working on it. At my present rate I should finish in 10 months, not 12, but anything could happen. I prefer reading ahead to catching up.
So the good news is I’m reading the Bible, and having a great time doing it. The bad news, as far as this blog is concerned, is that I’m writing less. It’s okay though. At least I think it’s okay. Internetmonk.com has a team of authors posting daily and there’s a list of good blogs in my blogroll, some of which haven’t quit yet. I hate it when a good blog stops. The Master’s Table has not stopped; it has, at least for the time being, slowed down.
Easter is coming up in a few weeks. Daylight Savings Time started this morning. It’s a good time to be in church. I’m starting a three part sermon on kings of Israel today, and will be posting on Saul (hopefully) this afternoon. If you’re a follower, hang in there. Graduation is now just a few weeks away, and during the summer I should have more time to read and write. God has blessed and is blessing; just thought I would pass that along.