One word cannot describe who I am. I am very complex but simple, loud but quiet... I am a constant contradiction to myself.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Part of Genesis Book One :)

Adam 130 fathered Seth; Seth 105 fathered Enosh, Enosh 90 fathered Kenan; Kenan 70 fathered Mahalalel; Mahalalel 65 fathered Jared; Jared 162 fathered Enoch; Enoch 65 fathered Methuselah; Methuselah 187 fathered Lamech; Lamech 182 fathered Noah!
Wow, these men seem to be extremely old in our terms. Adam lived to be 930 years, before he died. I wonder how their years were counted though. Now, if someone reaches the age of 100 years it is a huge triumph. So, were God’s people just living longer, or where the years measured different than we measure them today?? In Genesis 6:1 the Lord said “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” I think here God is saying He shortened our life span here on earth. However, I am not so sure because after God said this it talks about Noah being 950 years.
SO, Abram slept with his wife’s slave, got her pregnant, then when his wife gave him a son, the slave was dismissed along with their son. The Bible is pretty frustrating sometimes! I know that God still looked out for the son whose mother was the slave. I guess I can see why there is bigamy…Jacob had two wives, and also had children by two servants!
So, I stopped after finishing Genesis 39. I think that was enough name overload for one evening! Wow that is a lot of family, and a lot of names!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The B-I-B-L-E...thats the book for it???

Okay, lately during church my pastor has been refering to stories in the Bible, apparently we should all know. Well, since I grew up in church, and attended sunday school, youth group, and all that jazz I heard most of the stories. Lately however, I began to ask you really KNOW the stories??

I know scriptures, and once in order to get my church camp paid for I memorized the Sermon on the Mount. When I go to church on Sundays I read along in the Bible with whatever we are reading. I want to try something different though. I want to read the whole Bible. When listening to KLove the other day, one of the artists said, it is about reading it, not about finishing it.

So, that is why I deiceded I would read the whole new testament by the end of the year. I know 9 months seems like a long time to read 27 books of the Bible. But you see I not only want to read them, I want to understand them, AND apply them to my life. It is one thing to read the words and it is another to apply them and understand them.

So, I challenge myself :) Of course I will keep you all updates as I go. Now, do not get me wrong, I read my Bible, but I usually know what I am looking for, so I just get straight to the point. The Bible is a huge source of information and I plan to tap into that!