Returning To His Word

Returning To His Word

Hello there, and Happy Sunday to you! ❤ This is going to be a quick, update-type post because there’s something on my heart I’d like to share with you this morning.

Over the last few weeks, through prayer and talking to others (thank you, God’s Warrior!), I have slowly been on a journey that is returning me to find enjoyment in reading the Bible. For the longest time now, I have felt lost when it comes to where to read, what I can still get out of the books and chapters I’ve previously studied, and just how to begin finding the Old Testament interesting. It has been a struggle for me, for sure, but I am now more than ready to put my all into loving His Word.

I have decided to begin this journey with Isaiah. By reading one chapter a day, I’m already making progress, which brings me great joy. Certain chapters and verses from this book have meant a lot to me for years, and getting to know exactly what this book is all about will be a wonderful learning experience. While I was tempted to choose a book in the New Testament to read again, I must start looking at the Old Testament, which still has so much to teach me, in the right light. Haha!

In my time of knowing the Lord, I have become so accustomed to spending all of my Bible-studying time reading the books about Jesus and Paul’s church letters that I haven’t taken the time to learn lessons from the books written hundreds of years before. Aside from the Psalms and Proverbs, I know very little about the Old Testament – aside from knowing the names, which I memorized from Genesis to Revelation! Anyway, while I might not have been up to deeper studies of these older studies as a pre-teen – I’m quite sure I would not have understood them! – I can definitely do so now. It blesses me that the Lord has led me to this point.

The verse I ended up loving the most from Isaiah 1 is actually verse 17. “Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.” It was a good reminder that the Lord gave to the people of Judah through Isaiah.

Thank you for reading my post today! I would be happy to know where you’re currently studying in the Bible. Which verse has stood out to you the most recently? ❤

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

— Maggie

19 thoughts on “Returning To His Word

  1. amazing post, Maggie! I agree with everything you said from top to bottom. God’s word is so extravagant and pleasing to read. it always leaves me refreshed and with a newer understanding of His word. one verse that I’ve been loving, especially right now, is Esther 4:14 which says, “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” I love the verse because we all have a plan for our lives. we might not know what God has planned for us, but He has a plan for your life and everyone’s as well! thanks for sharing this post, Maggie!

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  2. I had a bible devotional I got as a teen that helped you read through all the Bible (cutting out like the family trees, stuff like that) and I read through that as a teen. But I would say it wasn’t till a few years ago when I decided to read through the Bible completely that I was able to grasp the Old Testament better.

    The first time through, as a teen, it was about how God’s people didn’t listen. The second time as an adult I was reminded of how relatable and easy it is for us to turn away from Him. It is still frustrating to read through though because of how often it happens with God’s people, but that’s our world right now too.

    I think it is great you are taking this step and journey into the Old Testament. You do whatever order fits for you 🙂

    I will add, sometimes it helps to read the Old Testament in order only because you get the timeline of things clearer, but that’s always something you can do later 😉 Right now, it’s great finding what speaks to you, and I’m glad that’s what you’re doing.

    If you are interested, no pressure! I am almost done summarizing the book of 1 Samuel. You can read various summaries from Genesis-1 Samuel on my page. I am doing the books in order, and unless something comes up, the Bible Summary schedule is every other week. The post for Pt. 6 of 1 Samuel comes out May 5th, if you want to join in 🙂
    https://nobledevotionblog.wordpress.com/bible-summary-books-of-the-bible/ (the books of the Bible are at the bottom of the page)

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    1. That’s wonderful! I have attempted it in the past, but like I also mentioned in the post, I have really only been ready and able to do so now. 🙂

      I can see why that would stand out the most, and how your perception of the same stories would change with time. I think the Old Testament stories that stood out to me the most when I was younger were the men and women who put all of their trust in the Lord!

      Thank you ❤ Yes, I’ll be deciding that with time. 🙂

      I understand! Hopefully I will read through it from Genesis to Malachi, but that hasn’t happened yet, lol. Thank you 🙂

      Those are always so thorough! I’ll think about it 🙂

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      1. When I decided to start reading the Bible completely I didn’t read it in order when I first started, so I hear you 🙂 I actually would read a book from the New Testament because that was easier, which it seems you totally know what I’m saying 🙂 and then I would pick a book from the Old Testament to read, and then switch back and forth. There is always something to gain and learn, no matter what and that’s the power of His word 🙂

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      2. I did read the whole New Testament from Matthew to Revelation back when my relationship with the Lord first began – even when the imagery and prophecies of Revelation began to confuse me a bit, haha! 😉 and I must say that I truly enjoyed that. Now to find the same happiness in reading the Old Testament! I agree ❤

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      3. Haha, get ready for more books in the OT that cover prophecy. 🙂 There are at least 17 books of the Bible I’ve found so far that talk End of Times. Maybe checking out the smaller books would be easier. Like the ones that are 20 chapters or less. I know when I tried to read through Psalms consistently…that was a bit much for me personally.

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      4. No worries, it was the amount of things Revelation covers that was overwhelming lol!! It’s a blessing to me to read about Messianic prophecies that tell of what Jesus would one day accomplish 🙂

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      5. I I hear you! One thing I’ve kept close to Bible Study is this piece of advice, “The Bible always interprets itself.” So symbols you see in one book will mean the same in another. You can read through teachings Christ gives and actually see the same symbols or warnings applied in other parts of the Bible, and that’s helpful to know. I always think it’s cool to see scripture that talked about Christ coming in the Old Testament because you already know the story and what happens so those things are easier to pick up on. 🙂

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