Since I was a child growing up in a Southern Baptist Church we talked about reading the Bible. I recall being challenged to read the Bible through in a year. Those first couple of times found me mired down in the book of Numbers. Finally I pushed through. Today reading the narrative of the Scriptures seems more important than ever. A solid reminder this Advent Season.
Lost on many is the cohesive narrative of the story of God. Sure it is complete with tragedy and failure. But it is also one of hope and a future. You may not be skilled at reading in the original languages of the Scriptures but it should cause you to think about a plan of your own when you hear N.T. describe his reading habits.