Thankful for: study.
A couple months ago, I finished reading through the Bible in a year. It was a unique plan, where I read ten chapters a day: one chapter from each section of the Bible. One section was the book of Psalms, one was the four gospels, one was the books of the law, etc. When I read to the end of a section, I would start the next day back at chapter one. This ensured that no two days would be the same, and I got to really see how all the stories are so beautifully interwoven.
((If you are interested in seeing more of this reading plan, comment or email me, and I’ll send it to you!))
I enjoyed the system, but was ready to dive in deeper this year. I have always wanted to have a more thorough understanding of the books of the prophets, but have never taken the time to study it.
I mentioned this to a friend in seminary, and he recommended a free online commentary for me to look into called Sonic Light. You can choose any book, and download pages and pages of intelligent detailed commentary notes. I clipped the entire book of Isaiah to evernote, so I can even access it in my internet-less home.
I LOVE Isaiah. I have learned oh so much in the first 40 chapters. My summary so far would be this:
“Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?” -Isaiah 2:22
There are also rich themes of the Lord’s relentless redemption, compassion, justice, and love. I cannot believe how much I have missed all these years. I am thankful for the ability to study the Word, particularly Isaiah.