Day 1: Genesis 1-24, Psalm 1-6, Matthew 1-8
Let’s start with Genesis (:
Ok so first off, Genesis 1:3. “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” HOLY CRAP. How awesome is that? I mean, yeah I already knew that but reading it again… it’s like dude. He’s THAT powerful. Blew my mind. I can also imagine Him saying it in a dramatic, booming voice. Ha (:
Then I got to Genesis 1:20. This threw me off a bit. Why did God create the birds with the fish and not land animals? Most birds don’t swim… And on that note, since He created the water animals on the 5th day and the land animals on the 6th day, when did he create frogs, hippos, crocodiles, etc? Ok, maybe that isn’t a super important question but still. Food for thought.
Genesis 1:26 says that God created man on the 6th day and verse 27 goes on to say “…male and female, He created them.” But He didn’t create Adam and Eve until chapter two. Does this mean that there were other people on the Earth BEFORE Adam and Eve? I was always taught at church camp and such that Adam and Eve were the first humans, but that suggests otherwise. Unless of course I’m missing something in which case, I’d very much appreciate some clarification (:
I remember when I was little, sitting in Sunday School coloring pictures of Adam and Eve leaving the garden of Eden wearing nothing but leaves. Now I know that those pictures were inaccurate. The Bible says in Genesis 3:20 that God made clothes for them out of animal skins before he commenced in kicking them out. In addition, it says that God placed a Cherubim with a fiery sword in front of the gate to the garden to keep people out. Well, I always imagined a Cherubim looking like this:
so needless to say, I got a pretty funny mental picture of that. I just realized though that the babies like that above are CHERUBS. Not Cherubims. Haha, my bad (:
Genesis 3:17-5 —-> Those kids have some weird names. They definitely got picked on in school. And Methuselah? 969 years old? REALLY?! What could you POSSIBLY want to be on Earth that long for? That’s insane. Did he get so old he ended up looking Yoda-esque or did they just age a lot slower than we do now? Probably the second since the earth was younger and there was less polution and stuff like that. I don’t know.
THEN I got to the flood. I sat there for a few minutes trying to figure out where all that water went. The Word simply says it dried up. Is that why it’s so humid in South Carolina? The floodwater is still in the air? Hahah, nah, I think God probably used a Shamwow! (:
I didn’t really understand Genesis 9:20-24. Noah got drunk and passed out naked. Ham went in there and saw him, so Noah decided to curse him? Yeah makes total sense. Wait, what? No it doesn’t.
And btdub, why is “Nimrod” an insult if Nimrod was an actual guy who was the first REALLY powerful man? Not making much since here, mankind.
Well, that’s all I have time to type up tonight. Early day tomorrow. Gotta get ready for my flight. If I have time, I’ll try to at least finish typing day one of Genesis before I leave. If not, I’ll catch everyone up on Days 1-6 when I get back on Sunday. Thanks for reading! (:
P.S. If you can answer and of my questions, please message me on facebook, text me, or send me something on here if you can do that. Thanks again!
I’m not going to be able to get on here and update every day. BUT, I’m keeping a journal instead and plan to share that with you guys whenever I get the chance. About to type up my thoughts and questions for Genesis 1-24. If I’m still awake after typing all that, I’ll try to get through Psalm 1-6 and Matthew 1-8. I’ve got it all written down… it’s just the typing part that’s gonna be annoying. lol (:
In case you were wondering, I figured I’d post what I’m planning to read each day. Or if someone wanted to do it too (:
I plan to go through the Old Testament, Psalms, and the New Testament simultaneously. I used a one year Bible reading plan to divide everything up.
March 1st: Genesis 1-24, Psalm 1-6, Matthew 1-8
March 2nd: Genesis 25-43, Psalm 7-12, Matthew 9-14
March 3rd: Genesis 44 - Exodus 16, Psalm 13 - 18:24, Matthew 15-21
March 4th: Exodus 17-39, Psalm 18:25-22:18, Matthew 22-27
March 5th: Exodus 40 - Leviticus 22, Psalm 22:19 - Psalm 27, Matthew 28 - Mark 6
March 6th: Leviticus 23 - Numbers 11, Psalm 28-33, Mark 7-12
March 7th: Numbers 12-31, Psalm 34-38, Mark 13 - Luke 2
March 8th: Numbers 32 - Deuteronomy 17, Psalm 39-44, Luke 3-8
March 9th: Deuteronomy 18 - Joshua 9, Psalm 45-50, Luke 9-14
March 10th: Joshua 10 - Judges 8, Psalm 51-56, Luke 15-20
March 11th: Judges 9 - 1 Samuel 10, Psalm 57-62, Luke 21 - John 2
March 12th: 1 Samuel 11 - 2 Samuel 4, Psalm 63-68:18, John 3-8
March 13th: 2 Samuel 5 - 1 Kings 2, Psalm 68:19 - Psalm 72, John 9-14
March 14th: 1 Kings 3-22, Psalm 73-78:39, John 15-20
March 15th: 2 Kings 1-24, Psalm 78:40 - Psalm 83, John 21 - Acts 6
March 16th: 2 Kings 25 - 1 Chronicles 15, Psalm 84-89:29, Acts 7-12
March 17th: 1 Chronicles 16 - 2 Chronicles 15, Psalm 89:30-94, Acts 13-18
March 18th: 2 Chronicles 16 - Ezra 7, Psalm 95-100, Acts 19-25
March 19th: Ezra 8 - Ester 8, Psalm 101-105, Acts 26 - Romans 4
March 20th: Ester 9 - Job 26, Psalm 106-109, Romans 5-13
March 21st: Job 27 - Proverbs 8, Psalm 110-115, Romans 14 - 1 Corinthians 9
March 22nd: Proverbs 9 - Ecclesiastes 1, Psalm 116-119:24, 1 Corinthians 10 - 2 Corinthians 1
March 23rd: Ecclesiastes 2 - Isaiah 19, Psalm 119:25-119:72, 2 Corinthians 2 - Galations 1
March 24th: Isaiah 20-51, Psalm 119:73-119:120, Galations 2 - Ephesians 5
March 25th: Isaiah 52 - Jeremiah 17, Psalm 119:121-119:168, Ephesians 6 - 1 Thessalonians 4
March 26th: Jeremiah 18-44, Psalm 119:169 - Psalm 124, 1 Thessalonians 5 - 2 Timothy 3
March 27th: Jeremiah 45 - Ezekiel 31, Psalm 125-130, 2 Timothy 4 - Hebrews 9
March 28th: Ezekiel 12-35, Psalm 131-136, Hebrews 10 - 1 Peter 2
March 29th: Ezekiel 36 - Daniel 10, Psalm 137-142, 1 Peter 3 - Revelation 1
March 30th: Daniel 11 - Zephaniah 1, Psalm 143-148, Revelation 2-17
March 31st: Zephaniah 2 - Malachi 4, Psalm 149-150, Revelation 17-22
Well guys, that’s the plan. Keep me in your prayers! (:
So. I’ve never read through the entire Bible. I know, right? Fail. For this reason, I, Hartlee, am embarking on an adventure to read through the entire Bible in a month. Now, I know this is quite an ambitious goal but hey. That’s what keeps life interesting, right? This blog is simply to keep track of where I’m at, interesting things I might learn, or powerful verses I may stumble upon along with questions that may or may not arise. Obviously if I am to meet my deadline, I am not going to be able to throughly research every single verse and passage but I’m hoping this will give me a quick overview before I go about some hardcore study. No one will probably read this… but I’m ok with that. This is mainly about me keeping a commitment and perhaps building some discipline while reaching one of my goals in life. It’s currently 29 minutes into March 1st. It is my intention to have read through the entire Bible by March 31st at 11:59PM. Don’t think I can do it? That’s to be expected. Nevertheless, I’m going to try. On that note…