>> Sunday, May 30, 2010
Today in church, Greg told us he's been reading his Bible in a 90 day plan and is really enjoying it. Since that was one of my major goals for the summer, that seemed to be the perfect plan for me to adopt. Day 1 was reading Genesis, chapters 1-16. It didn't take long at all and I enjoyed it. I'm reading from The Message and really like that.
Here's what I read this evening, day 1 of my 90 days or less:
God created the heavens and the earth and all in it and was very pleased.
God created man and woman who soon sinned and ruined their opportunity to live in THE PERFECT place.
God got disgusted with man and his evil ways and decided to destroy them but he found favor with Noah and his family.
In faith, Noah built an ark, to the specifications that God gave him. In faith that boarded that ark and for the very first time ever, they say rain, lots of rain.
God gave man a promise that He would never destroy the earth like that again.
Man filled up the earth again and a man named Abraham was born. God promised to make him into a great nation.
Sarai, his wife, gave up on God's promise and gave him a son through her Egyptian maid. She soon saw the flaw in that plan and was horrible to Hagar. When Hagar ran away, after getting pregnant with Abram's child, God spoke to her and said she would have a son named Ishmael.
That's chapter's 1 - 16 in a nutshell. I love to read Genesis. The house is quiet. Ryan and Jim went to see Iron Man 2 and Nik's in St. Louis with his girlfriend's family. I think I'll keep on reading. Anyone want to join me?