Wisdom is both something we have and something we do.
Yes, they wandered for 40 years, but what happened during those years and how did God and the Israelites remain on speaking terms after the debacles that ensued?
Yay! You’ve made it to the second book of the Bible! This is an incredible story of God’s love and provision for his people – so incredible in fact, that it is the story most referenced by later biblical characters. Pretty impressive!
In the second half of Matthew, Jesus continues to fulfill prophecy, perform miracles, and stress and model the importance of humbling yourself and serving in order to lead. Matthew ends with The Great Commission, Jesus’ final command to disciples both then and now. Don’t miss it!
Yes, we’ve been in Genesis for a while now, but if you’re getting bogged down or confused, watch this to fill in the gaps and quell the confusion.
Welcome to Munger’s “The Bible Project”! You are brave and wise to begin this year-long project of reading the entire Bible. So, in this first week, here are a few things to think about:
- The Bible should be read as one huge story (told through a lot of smaller stories, songs, eye-witness accounts, letters, etc.) that tells us how much God loves humanity and the lengths he was and is willing to go to in order to be connected with us.
- The Old Testament is the story of God trying to keep this connection through one specific family – the Israelites. (This week you’ll read about the events that lead up to that family and, on day 5, meet the patriarch.)
- The New Testament is the story of Jesus coming to earth to teach us how to live and then to die to save us all. The remainder is the early Christians figuring out how to live as faithful followers of Christ until he returns.
- Each day you will also read passages from the Psalms and Proverbs. The Psalms are songs and poems written with raw human emotion. Note that anything you’ve felt – joy, rejection, sorrow, elation – are all expressed through the Psalms. Proverbs, on the other hand, are written with the intention of guiding the reader in wisdom. Many actions are contrasted as wise or foolish.
While there is a lot more to know about the Bible, let that be a starting point. Don’t expect to understand everything and if you have questions, ask them. Find a few people to read with so you can discuss your findings and hold each other accountable.
You can do this! And trust us, it will be well worth it!