Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 1

So today marked the first day of the 2010 journey (until I can find a better name for it) I have embarked on (with a few of you!) and I have already seen how easily Satan distracts me from staying on task with this. We made an 8 hour drive today, which made it very easy for me to believe I was just too exhausted and too busy to get this done today....but I fought it off and got it done! Day 1...successful.

Today's reading was Genesis 1, 2 and Psalms 1. I immediately found myself confused while reading the first 2 chapters of Genesis. If you notice in Genesis 1:27-30, God creates man, blesses him and gives him instructions. But then you find God creating man (again?), mentioning much more detail, in Genesis 2:7. I was initially wondering what was going on here, so I asked my theology student husband and he enlightened me to the fact that it was normal in Mesopotamian literature, to first give a brief summary (chapter 1) and then provide the material and corresponding details in its entirety (chapter 2). Interesting huh?

The Psalms are some of my favorite verses in scripture. In today's reading in Psalms, verse 3 stuck out to me the most. I plan on making a book of these verse that stick out to me on this journey. What about you? What verses stuck out to you?

"He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Psalm 1:3

1 comment:

crazyinlovewithjc said...

I love that verse! I am putting it on my desk at work now.