Friday, May 06, 2011

Here's a Short Sabbatical Note and Challenge


Yesterday I was reading the Book of Revelation for the fourth time (reading all the way through each day in a different version.)

Here's how it starts:
1The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

I was immediately caught by verse three.  Of course I realize that John was writing one letter and that the recipients would most likely be "hearers" not "readers," but I thought, hey maybe there is a blessing in reading it all the way through aloud...so I did.

It brought it life in new ways and it only took less than an hour and twenty minutes! So, here's the challenge: give it a try.  Let me know how it goes for you!

BTW -- to those who gave me recommendations for books to help with my study, thanks!

Now off to reading number five...today's version: King James!
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