“Now it shall come about… he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll… It shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God…” (NASB)
Long before Saul became the first King of Israel, God instructed the future kings of Israel to write for themselves a copy of the law / scriptures. Its purpose was to help them learn to fear the LORD… to understand His expectations and how to lead His people.
I am not a king of Israel, but after having read the Bible through from cover to cover more times than i could keep track of, i feel like i am hitting a rut. I need to get a new picture and understanding of what God is saying… of what God is doing. I need to better learn to “fear the LORD my God”. It’s time to take things a step further.
Feel free to join me on this journey. Understand that i’m not really doing this for you (the reader). I’m doing this to take my understanding of the scriptures and my relationship with God to a new level. I would love to bring you along on this trip. I can guarantee that it will be fun, frustrating, exhausting, insightful, educational, and chances are controversial. I can guarantee that there will be plenty of times when i know that i will just want to give up. I can also guarantee that if we allow Him to, God will show up in the process.
The plan is to do one chapter a day. There will be times when i will miss a day, or two, or six, or more, but i’m expecting / planning on that. As such, i’m planning for this project to take three to four years to complete. Yes, i said years. If i can read through the Bible in approximately 300 days by reading four chapters a day, it will take three to four years to complete this project.
Now to get this out of the way. I am copying out of the NASB. I really like it because of how literal it is. As such i got the permission from the Lockman Foundation before starting this project. Here is their disclaimer / claimer / authorization statement thingy…
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE(r),
(c) Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.” (www.Lockman.org)
I look forward to this trip, and i can’t wait to get started.
Rev. John J. Camiolo Jr.