I know, who starts a recap of their daily Bible readings for the year…in the middle of June? Me, I do. See, I’m a little behind in my Catholic Bible study and blogging so I figured the most accountable way to get caught up is to blog about it!
These posts are just going to be my thoughts from reading my One Year Bible; my own personal Catholic Bible Study. These won’t be deeply theological, probably not very long, and may seem random–Hi, I’m Jenny, nice to meet you, LOL!
Let me quickly tell you how I do my daily Bible reading. When I’m reading, if something makes me pause, I underline it with my cheap pen. If I think something while I’m reading; anything from “Wow!” to “What?” I write it down in the margin, exactly as though if that makes sense. I then go back and highlight the passages or words I underlined. Sometimes I’m prompted to do a little research or dig deeper and then I do a little. But this reading is my daily Catholic Bible study, not an in-depth study; it’s more about the quantity–every day, verse the quality.
I’ll share my thoughts following the verses in bold. I’ll also periodically make references to other Scriptures, rarely do I know chapter and verse. More often than not I’ll say something like, “Somewhere in the Bible it says…”
One more thing, I use the New Living Translation for my everyday Catholic Bible study. It’s the translation I enjoy reading. You don’t have to use it or even agree with me using it. Please do not leave me a comment telling me why I shouldn’t or “can’t” use it. I have used it, do use it, and will continue to use it. The end.
Catholic Bible Study
January 1, 2021
Genesis 1:1-2:25, Matthew 1:1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6, Sirach Prologue
In the beginning
Everything has a beginning, except God. Somewhere in the Bible, it talks about how we are not to despise humble beginnings. There are many times in life when I’m just “beginning” something, I need to remember to be gentle and patient with myself. I also need to extend that same grace to others.
Let there be light
Be–my 2020 word for the year.
Words matter and are important. God spoke everything into existence.
The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came
God set these lights in the heavens to light the earth, to govern the day and the night
Govern–to exercise continuous, sovereign, authority over. The light governs the dark.
So God created people in his own image
I am made in the image and likeness of God♥
God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.
Patterned–shaped, influenced, formed
He saw that it was excellent
Not just good!
And the Lord God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person.
Ahhh, the breath of God, I love it!
Joseph, her fiance, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly so as not to disgrace her publically.
A righteous person, a just person, will never seek to disgrace or humiliate someone–especially publically!
…or stand with sinners…
Don’t even be near them!
…day and night they think about his law…
I have to know His law to be able to think about it day and night.
They will give knowledge and purpose to young people.
Purpose–my word of the year 2017
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