The ship has left the dock and the Good Morning Girls have embarked on a long, fruitful journey as we read through the Bible – cover to cover, one chapter at a time.
We are about to complete the book of Genesis this Friday! Way to go GMGs!
The Bible is a BIG book! This is no small endeavor but consider this:
There are 66 books in the Bible.
How many of them do you think God wants us to read?
What a joy it is to have accountability here as we travel this journey together. If you did not join us this time – no worries, you can join us anytime. That is why you will find no dates or numbers on our reading plans. Our arms are open wide! All that matters, is you getting into God’s word and walking with the King.
Summary of Genesis
As we come to the end of Genesis, I want to look back. Genesis means beginnings or origins.
In Genesis we have seen the beginning of the world, man, sin, death, conflict, murder, pain, sadness, betrayal, love, grace, faithfulness, righteousness, hope and salvation.
We have looked at the line of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.
We see the beginning of languages, races, God’s promises, and God’s chosen nation.
We see the beginning of the twelve tribes of Israel and the family line through which the Messiah would come.
We have only just begun.
The stage has been set. Joseph’s family has been moved to Egypt and when we begin the book of Exodus in January, we will see what happens to the twelve tribes of Israel in Egypt and how God will mightily move in the midst of his people. (The secrets out – we are starting out the new year in Exodus –because we can’t stop our reading in the middle of this ginormous story that is unfolding!)
Even after we complete Exodus, there is so much more in God’s word that he wants us to know…that’s why there are 66 books in the Bible and we will keep on going with reading plans and Facebook daily posts and discussions and devotionals and so much more until we complete the entire Bible!
We must keep reading, learning, meditating, praying, listening and leaning on God for strength and guidance in our daily lives.
Beginnings and Endings
As we finish the book of beginnings, I want to look ahead to the very end of our journey – the book of Revelation:
In Genesis the earth is created, in Revelation the earth will pass away.
In Genesis the sun governs the day, in Revelation there’s no need for the sun – Jesus is the lamp of heaven!
In Genesis sin begins, in Revelation sin ends.
In Genesis the curse is pronounced, in Revelation the curse is no more.
In Genesis death enters, in Revelation there is no more death.
In Genesis there is sorrow and suffering, in Revelation there are no more tears.
In Genesis we see the marriage of the first Adam, in Revelation we see the marriage of the last Adam.
This is our God and He is our great hope!
If you have not read your Bible cover to cover yet – then now is the time. All 66 books of the Bible are a gift. Let’s savor every word of God.
Invite your friends to join us. This Friday we’ll finish Genesis and the following Monday go right into Psalms. I love the book of Psalms!
So glad you are walking with the King,
The Bible is a BIG book. Have you ever read the Bible before cover to cover? Why or why not?