So what do you do when you fail? Did I fail? Hmmm. I guess I did. I set out with a goal (possibly unrealistic) to read the bible chronologically in one year. My chronological bible is 1,430 pages. That breaks down to about 4 pages per day. When put that way it seems so very easy to complete. Four pages in one day - It wouldn't take long. I'm a fast reader. It wouldn't take long if I was only reading the pages. The problem is understanding, interpreting, and relating those pages with my life. Maybe not exactly my life but life in general. I find that I am easily sidetracked. I start reading....come across a fun word, a confusing word, a statement I've heard before and it gets me sidetracked. I then spend an hour looking up the video for the singing bush from the three amigos. Then I start to wonder, what other jokes have I missed?
Anyway, here I am sidetracked from my original topic.
My original topic is that I have picked up my bible a few times to only be distracted. A recommendation from a few people was to read John.
John is in the New Testament.......
I was still in the old testament....A long way from the New Testament still.
I am still hesitant. It's been nearly a month from the initial suggestion to read John and I've read part of the first chapter. I read part of the first chapter then stopped. I stopped and didn't pick it up again.
Why am I hesitant? Because it seems like there are many people that are so enthusiastic about the New Testament that they have practically ignored the Old Testament. When I started to read the bible many people would stop me and tell me they thought I should read the New Testament first. I heard his statement several times. This almost made it worse. Like a defiant teenager it made me want to read the Old Testament.
So when people continued to ask me to read John I remained and still remain hesitant.