1Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night. (Psalms 1:1, 2)
Good morning friends. I hope you had a reflective, solemn Memorial Day weekend, and through the revelry, spent some time in thought and appreciation for all those who laid down their lives for their brothers and sisters.
Today we begin two of my favorite books. Psalms in the Old Testament, a book filled with beautiful poem after poem. This is one OT book that is easy to quote from, but I’ll definitely be highlighting the Psalms that foretell Jesus’ coming. In the New Testament, we begin reading Paul’s letters to the early Christian Churches. I once heard in a church sermon, from a young lady in the college ministry, that if you are ever having trouble reading the Bible, that you should start with the Book of Romans and then flip back to Genesis and begin your journey. As you will see this month, the letter written to the first Christian church in Rome is a letter filled with the conviction of Paul to establish the truth and love of Jesus Christ at the heart of the Roman Empire, which ruled the world at that time.
Today, I am just sharing some new music, as I have yet to listen to any of my podcasts. But here is the new one from Crowder, another gem from his upcoming new album. Have a blessed day friends!
Reading plan: Romans 1
Deeper reading plan: Psalms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10