Two days ago I started a read through the Bible in one year plan. (I like to wait about a month into the new year and then panic read to catch up.)
When I told my wife what I was doing, this was the advice she gave me:
“Read Genesis and then skip to the Old Testament.”
I know, I know, please pray for her. Before you judge her though, she said this because I own three read through the Bible in one year books. I have finished one of them. It took about two years to finish. I blame this mostly on Leviticus, which is the one year Bible plan widow maker. I should point out that if I was a baseball player I would be batting .333 and you would have my baseball card and I would never hide a swear on the bottom of the bat.
As it were though, Jenny suggested I cheat through my one year Bible plan. Whole thing felt very non Proverbs 31 woman. (Guys, never say that last sentence to your wife.)
But let’s be honest, have you ever skipped lineage? Have you ever bailed out like Maverick upon seeing the word “beget?” Do you ever miss a few days and speed read your way to catch up?
I have. Or so my bookshelf would tell you.
And I doubt I am alone.