“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' Acts 17:24-28
It pleases me so that you’re still with me, reading God’s word on the daily. It’s okay if you haven’t been keeping up or if you’ve skipped days here and there. The important thing is that you come back. Always come back. It’s food for your spirit.
Now, with this post, I’m switching things up just a tiny bit by posting the schedule for the whole month, so I strongly recommend taking a screenshot, bookmarking, or copying, pasting, and printing this out for easier reference each day. Or you could subscribe to my posts and have the whole year’s plan emailed to you in a printable .pdf format. Also, subscribers get other goodies, like my book outlines…
Since you’ll start reading Exodus tomorrow, I’ve included links to The Bible Project’s Exodus videos. Though there are four videos altogether, they’re only 5-7 minutes long, so watching all of them will take less than 20 minutes and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. I sure do.
This schedule takes you to the end of January and this week we take a detour from Genesis to read the book of Job. Please watch the two videos on the book of Job (linked below the schedule); they’re so informative and I find them fascinating, I hope you do too.
I haven’t seen any other chronological Bible reading plans that place Job in the same spot I have it in. It seems there are two popular places for it chronologically. The most popular is sometime after Genesis, and even after the Pentateuch (which is the first five books of the Bible). The second most popular is within Genesis, most often after the Tower of Babel dispersion. My main reason for placing Job’s story just before Joseph’s enslavement is because it appears that Job is a contemporary of one of Esau’s sons (Eliphaz). That puts Joseph, being one of Esau’s nephews, in the same generation as Job. Now, I think Job’s story actually happened alongside the latter part of Joseph’s story, but I didn’t want to interrupt Joseph’s story or inaccurately place it after Joseph’s story, so I thought it best to put it after the Judah and Tamar Interlude. I hope this is helpful for you.
The Answers in Genesis article linked below makes a good argument for what the creature behemoth, that God describes in Job 40-41, probably was.
I hope you’ve been enjoying reading your Bible this year! I certainly have. I always love feeding my spirit with the Word of God and I’m so glad to have you along this year!
For those of you who’ve subscribed, you’ve received the .pdf of the whole year’s reading plan along with the Genesis outline, which also follows the reading plan. And as He has in my world, I know God will use these tools for your good in your world too.
Here’s the next part of your reading plan, which starts tomorrow. Again, I suggest you copy and paste this onto a printable document so you can keep it with your Bible. For the week of January 6 – January 12:
May you be blessed in your commitment to engage with God via His Word and
Praying that you’ll Trust HIS love all ways always,