Going the Distance
How many miles does your vehicle have on it? One hundred thousand miles? Two hundred thousand miles? A man named Irvin “Irv” Gordon was just getting his car broken in at that point. Though Irv passed away last November, his record still stands for the highest mileage non-commercial vehicle in the world. As of May of last year, his red 1966 Volvo P1800S had accumulated a total of 3,250,257 miles, all of it driven by Irv. I don’t know anything else about Mr. Gordon’s life, but as far as driving goes, he certainly went the distance.
How about you and your Bible reading? Are you going the distance? Whether you are reading through the F260 Bible Reading Plan or not, I hope you are consistently spending time in God’s Word. If you are on track with the F260, you know that we are currently on Week 9, and we come to Leviticus. Leviticus is like the Bermuda Triangle of Bible reading: unsuspecting people wander in and never make it back out. Many a hearty soul has set out to read through their Bible only to be shipwrecked by Leviticus. While it is God’s inspired Word, it can make for difficult reading. There are not many readings in Leviticus in the F260, but that certainly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t read the book in its entirety at some point. It does, however, help keep us moving along in our reading. Remember, the purpose of this particular Bible reading plan is to cover the whole story of the Bible in a year at a doable pace for someone who might never have read through the Bible before. In order to accomplish that, some chapters are skipped over. I know that will drive the OCD folks among crazy, which is why there are extra days built in to read more if you want.
I was encouraged by the number of people who initially committed to read through the Bible this year. I continue to be encouraged by the number of people who tell me about what the Lord is showing them in His Word. May we all be faithful to go the distance in our Bible reading. The following verse from Hosea came to mind:
“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” – Hosea 6:3 ESV
After the past several weeks, we certainly know that God is faithful to bring the rain. May we be faithful to press on to know Him by spending time in His Word. What is God showing you?