Bible in 90 Days- Day 8 Check In

I am reading through Leviticus now.  So far I have kept up with my reading.  I have missed one night- at the beach- which I made up the next day while we were riding.

The books of the law are difficult for me to read.  Every time I read them I get really bogged down.  What does it mean for me now?  Should I be trying to keep all the law?  Is saying we are living under grace not the law just a cop out?  Why were the laws so detailed?

Actually as I was reading through some of the law the other day, I was thinking on these things.   Then I picked up my journal to see what verse I was memorizing this week.  I'm participating in The Homeschool Lounge's Summer Devotions Challenge, and I am memorizing a verse each week.  I picked the verses form a Bible study book I had.  This week's verse was a familiar one:  Matthew 7:12:
So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.

The first part of the verse was very familiar- The Golden Rule.  But, the second part caught my eye.  This sums up the Law and the Prophets.  I'm so glad that God is gracious enough to sum it up for someone like me who has some trouble getting the point sometimes.

I am enjoying my second reading through the Bible.  It seems easier to keep up this time.  I am also getting lots of use out of my Bible in 90 Days Bible this time.

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  2. I am so thankful for your help with the Bible in 90 Days this time!

    And I'm impressed that you are up for reading it with us again, too!

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  3. I also wonder what the law means to us today and about grace vs. the law. I've seen some really in depth discussions of the topic but it seems people go around and around in circles. :)

    I think this passage from Mark is great:

    28And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

    Those two commandments sum up the entire law: love God and love your neighbor. I think the rest of the laws given in the books of Moses were telling the people how to fulfill these two commandments.

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  4. I agree, Cassandra. I think that passage is a good New Testament summary of the law!

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