7P: Two types of reading

  1. Finally, a quite good hot chocolate mix, homemade, for the lactose intolerant. Don’t ask me for the recipe, it was a gift to DD.

  2. Some reading inspires thoughts to be jotted down and pursued; other reading captivates the mind and refuses to let go.

  3. Suddenly, book reviews and recommendations are surfacing that makes me want to invest again. Just as I’m paring down my volumes in preparation for my office move.

  4. A day behind on the Romans postings to one of the Portuguese sites, but the one for tomorrow is ready to go. Now, to do one for Thursday, because there’ll be no time, since our day flight starts early.

  5. Was surprised to discover how many times joy and happiness are mentioned in the book of Romans.

  6. An original verse: Beneath the surface lies the truest treasure, / Reached by severest effort without measure.

  7. A Bible verse: “He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left” Matthew 25.33.

Soul’s vitality depends on faithful Bible reading

In today’s devotional, Ed Mathews uses Amos 8.12 as the basis for his devotional.

Much is discovered when we search the word of God. Therein we discover what can be found nowhere else: a thorough equipping “for every good work,” II Timothy 3:16,17. The vitality of our soul depends on faithfully reading the Bible. To neglect it will inevitably result in spiritual starvation. Those who ignore His word and despise His instruction will finally quit hearing from Him, Acts 13:46. His word is given in grace. It is taken away in disgrace, Proverbs 1:24-28.

In God’s word is spiritual life and power to please him and serve others.

What passages did you read yesterday in the Bible? What is your plan for today? Tomorrow? For the next week?

In our reading group we’re doing a series…

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:

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Was asked to recommend books on personal development. I’ve come up with a short list. What would you suggest? Please reply in comments below.