And here we are. A day early, yes, but arrived, nonetheless. You did it! Today marks the end of the New Testament, the final chapter in the whole Bible, and accomplishment of a 9 1/2-month goal.
Now, I don’t want to burst your bubble, but I don’t want us to be big-headed either. Remember Luke 17:7-10? Through that parable, Jesus reminds that we’re expected to follow His commands and by doing so, we are only doing our duty. Do not think, however, that there are no rewards for systematically reading your Bible every day. You know God better now. And know more clearly the example that Jesus set for us. You also have a better understanding of the Gospel; more able than ever before to be ready to give a reason for the hope that you have, as Peter instructed. And finally, you are better prepared to read the Old Testament now and to see how so many of those stories point toward the coming of Christ.
You must be so excited. You must have satisfactions that I haven’t even mentioned here. And I would love to hear each one of them. You can share them all at Lifting Her Voice, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Thank you so much for your endless support of the podcast this past year. You are appreciated more than you know. I so hope you are planning to join me in 2021 when we read the entire Bible together. I know it sounds daunting, but together we will spur each other on to this good work. The trailer for the new year is posted and I would be eternally grateful if you would share it with everyone in your contact list. Can’t wait to see you right here on January 1st!