The end of the first month on our year-long Bible journey just happens to coincide with the beginning of a new book for us. The last couple of days, we’ve been reading in Leviticus. And, if first impressions are lasting, then this might be the beginning of a long repetitive trip through the world of all kinds of offerings, animal sacrifices, and rules for living.
Day 31 – Leviticus 5-7 and Psalms 31
So, what can we do to spice things up a little? A few years ago, my husband and I took a trip to an island resort where there was just a little too much rest and relaxation. When we were ready for some activity, there wasn’t much to do. One evening we went out looking for some entertainment, and all we found was a sparsely populated restaurant. It would’ve been a pretty dull trip if we didn’t know how to enjoy each other’s company.
Something tells me that this trip through Leviticus will be lacking in the twists and turns that kept us entertained throughout Genesis and Exodus. And we may need each other’s company more than ever if we’re going to make it through.
I still believe that the Word is alive, and it speaks to each of us in a variety of ways, even when it’s not going out of its way to maintain our attention. The messaging might be more subtle, and we might have to listen more intently. But it’ll be more fun, and even more meaningful, if we share our experiences, which we can do in a few different places.
If you scroll down to the end of this post, there’s a section where you can leave a comment, and I encourage you to do so. I’ve also set up a Facebook page where, of course, comments are also welcome. And finally, my Instagram page is available for those of you who prefer that platform.
You can find me on all three @listen2leslie, where you can either play catch up, or meet us where we are right now...in Leviticus and Psalms.
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I know everyone has busy lives and full schedules, but reading each day only takes about 15 minutes. And, what I’ve done on busier days is listen to the audio version of the day’s chapters on my YouVersion Bible app. I’ve either listened in the car, or while getting dressed. It’s a great tool, and I highly recommend it. (The other apps that I use are listed below.)
So, let’s do this! Think of how much more wisdom and understanding you’re going to have when you get through the entire Bible by the end of this year, especially when all you had to do was invest 15 minutes each day. That’s a pretty inexpensive trip, wouldn’t you say?
How’s the journey going for you so far? Why did you embark on this trip anyway? And, what do you hope to get out of it? Feel free to comment below, or by visiting my Facebook page.
*Welcome to my one-year trip around the world of Scripture. You’re invited to take this journey with me, as I meditate on God’s Word day and night. Each morning, you’ll find a post on my Facebook page encouraging my new #Biblebuddies along the way. And each night, I’ll be writing my impressions right here at listen2leslie.com. I’d love it if you’d share your comments, to spark some fruitful discussion. The only passport you’ll need for this journey is the Read Scripture app which provides us with our daily itinerary. You’ll love this app because it contains videos by The Bible Project that serve as our tour guide. Traveling is so much better when you have someone to share the experience with, so please join me, will you?
(In case you were wondering, this blog is a labor of love for me.❤️ The links contained in my posts are NOT affiliate links. I include them in order to share with you the actual pages and apps I use during the course of my own personal journey. Money muddies the waters, and I like my water clear. Amen? 😉)