So far our readings have been fairly straightforward…Exodus 1, 2, 3, etc. Beginning Monday there will be some skipping around. Let me explain why…
Our schedule of readings is based (for the most part) on LaGard Smith’s “Daily Bible”. It is a “chronological Bible” – same Bible we are used to, but with the material arranged in chronological order.
In the life of David, for example, Psalms that David wrote are placed with the events that were the occasion of the Psalm. Later when we get into the history of Israel in the Kings and Chronicles, the books of Kings and Chronicles will be harmonized and the prophets (Isaiah – Malachi) will be placed along side the history concerning which they were written. It really makes sense to read it this way. It should make both the history and the prophets easier to understand. We see some of this also in the parallel accounts of Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy.
It may be a little less convenient to read it this way, especially if you are listening to an audio Bible, but we suggest follow along with the flow of the Bible story. I should say again, we are not leaving anything out. Every Bible event and teaching will be read.
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