Project 66 – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus

The Project

I just finished reading the Bible straight through having started May 1st. It only takes about 66 hours (though obviously not merely one hour per book — just compare the 1 minute it takes to read 3 John with the 3 hours it takes to read Genesis!)

And while I was reading it, I choose one verse (tho sometimes I snuck a few additional verses in there) that either summarized each book or that was a very poignant to me.

I am now endeavoring to meditate on and memorize each of the 66 verses chosen to represent each book!

And THEN…I hope to create a little design and post them all on a 4’x10′ sheet of plywood or drywall. Don’t know where my brother will let me hang it, but maybe above the fireplace or something šŸ™‚

It would be a VERY long post if I posted all of the verses I chose in just one post, so instead, I’m going to post only three at a time (cuz it goes into 66 easier than 5 does!)

Finding comfort in God's Word

Finding Comfort in the Word

Here is what I chose:

Genesis – Joshua

Genesis 1:1 – A good summary for the book of origins is:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

(I will also be doing verses 2-3)

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness covered the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light!

1:1 would have been sufficient but 1:2-3 seems so promise-giving, hope-filled, for anyone who is filling a void or is facing darkness in their lives. So I’ve snuck those in too!

Exodus 12:3 – another verse chosen because of it being key to the book

Now the blood shall be a sign to you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Though it may sound gory, it’s good to remember that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. Not our own blood, or the blood of any other, but the one time sacrificial offering made by Jesus Christ on the cross 2000 years ago!

Leviticus 20:26 – definitely another summarizing verse. This books seems to spend a good deal of time demonstrating how complicated sin is and just what a hassle it is to get made right with God. It’s serious stuff, sin is.

And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

I can’t think of any other who would want me as much as He wants me, nor one that I would want as much! Make my holy like You o Lord!

There you have it! Just taking the time to even type them out on this simple blog has assisted me in pondering these verses to the point that they are now memorized! I dare you to try it! Maybe pick a verse you are already familiar with (like In the beginning God created…!) and see if by year’s end you can’t have 66 choice verses to ponder on for those times you’re stuck in traffic!

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