Well, you see, that season is upon me again, y’all. . .
Each year, I read through some iteration of a One Year Bible – and usually, no matter which one, around this part of the year – it’s THAT time in the Old Testament.
This year, for example, I am reading through the One Year Chronological Bible – which is just fantastic, reading things in the order they were written, with the Psalms and Proverbs woven in their proper places.
I love the timeline.
However, every year, we must wade (trudge, creep, crawl. . .) through the parts of Kings and Chronicles that are, umm, difficult reads shall we say?
Before I continue, I am going to preface this by acknowledging that absolutely – “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16 -17 ESV).”
I am not being an irreverent unwashed heathen. 😉
No matter how reverent and washed we may be though, there is no getting around that days and weeks of reading how King Alfalfa disobeying the Lord and leaving the high places in place and doing all the things he shouldn’t have, resulting in his getting yetted, and then his son, King Asparagus, coming along and doing right in the eyes of the Lord – but then HIS son, King Arugula, turning back around and going right back to disobeying the Lord and rebuilding the high places – can make for a rough patch. . . (and a confused me about who the hay all these people are. . .)
The point of all of this recorded history, of course, is the faithfulness of the Lord to the remnant of David despite their faithlessness – that I completely understand – it’s just that parts of the constant warring and stupidity of the people (not unlike our own stupidity at times) – makes for a LONG stretch of reading.
Oh, and every year I have a newfound respect for my Old Testament seminary friends. 😉
And there are several (several) more weeks to go. . .
(and many new things to learn as well <3)
Onward I say.
Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Grace and Blessings.