Welcome, fellow readers!
Welcome to the DWELLING in the Word blog, a study of a chapter of the Bible a day. I believe that the Word of God has untold value in our lives, both for now and for eternity. As Christ said in Mark 13:31 (NIV) — “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
So as we read together, we are treating the Word of God with a serious love — not that we are burdened or dutiful, but with joyful hearts, since the Word teaches us about the One who loves us best. We will not take the readings in big bites, but slowly, savoring the stories and the people and the events.
I will post five readings for each week. We will go book-by-book through the Bible, often alternating Old and New Testament books, and interspersing chapters of the Psalms throughout.
In addition to the readings, I list other resources which complement the text. They may be artwork, commentary, music, maps, literature, movies, humor — meant to offer you a deeper immersion in the ideas of the Word. I hope that the additional resources will lead you to consider more fully and more carefully the Truth that the Bible portrays. Frequently I will post reflection questions to help that process along.
Our residence in the Word of God is a kind of journey: we are, step by step and day by day, on our way to God. At the same time, God is with us each day! Our goal is nothing less than complete change!
Mark Nepo, in his book The Exquisite Risk, writes:
“To journey without being changed is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.”
Once again, welcome. Now — take your time. Enjoy the Scripture. Be more and more at home in God’s Word and his love.
DWELLING in the Word with you,