Happy New Year! This will be my daily devotional reading for 2018, my old professor’s work, “Plow New Ground.” If you’ve not nailed anything down for this year, come read along with me.
#1. Last magazine of the year picked up from the printer today. First one for next year is well along the way.
#2. Rained a good part of the afternoon, but it slacked up enough to let me walk to the gym for one of the most rigorous workouts ever.
#3. Good news a few days ago: Somers reinstating support level from 2016. Will be a blessed relief.
#4. Would be hasty step, but one is tempted to jump to using the Versão fácil de ler. Have been reading the OT portion, recently released.
#5. I usually take weeks to adjust to writing the new year properly. Today I put the date down as 2018. Getting ahead of myself.
#6. An original verse: He ate our food and felt our pains and aches; / With us in our hard war he still partakes.
#7. A Bible verse: “So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward” Heb 10.35.
In our reading group, we’re doing a series I call “Impressive chapters of the Bible.” The chapters I choose are somewhat arbitrary, of course. Since we’re traveling next week, I have two more weeks, and will wind down the series. So tonight, it’s 1 John 4:
“Scholar” cherrypicking Bible commentary made hundreds of years afterwards to bolster his view. Very scholarly of him.
Review: “In his illuminating Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, Daniel L. Dreisbach shows how early Americans used the Bible both as an intellectual sourcebook and as a tool for moral instruction. He thinks ‘the Bible was the most authoritative, accessible, and familiar book in eighteenth-century America.’”
To do the work of God, he was able,
He read and daily studied his Bible;
Of Satan’s darts he was not afraid,
The Lord’s servant fervently prayed.