My Favorite Bible Reading Plan

This is my second year of reading through God's awesome Word using Professor Grant Horner's 10 List Reading System. And I still LOVE it so much, words are not enough to express how much this reading plan has effected my life and continually increases my gratitude and love for my heavenly Father sacrificing His Son to save my soul; for the Son giving us His Holy Spirit to sanctify me, and seal me until the Day of Redemption. Hallelujah!

Every day is different. Some days I'm in awe of how all 10 chapters tell the same story. Others days I'm in awe of how all 10 chapters teach me the same lesson through very different circumstances. And some days, like today, I'm reminded of the awesome gift of knowing God Almighty and being adopted as one of His holy children through repentance and faith in Christ, His Son (Mk 1:15, 2 Cor 7:10).

Reading Ruth 3 and Isaiah 47 on the same day, I'm finding, is a very healthy heart exercise; spiritually and physically. When I read Ruth chapter three, my heart is warmed as I see Jesus, the Son of God, taking human form to make Himself my kinsman-redeemer. To do this, He disrobed Himself of His glory, and put on sackcloth and ashes (skin and bone). I am in awe of my Lord's great condescension.

When I move on to Isaiah chapter 47, I am reminded of what my sins have truly earned me—the wrath of God—eternal punishment in the lake of fire. I am reminded that before my Lord Jesus found me in my lost and depraved and utterly sinful state, I was counted as one of God's enemies. Terrifying! I wandered in my own direction, was a lover of self-pleasure rather than a lover of God and His righteousness. I sat in darkness, and blinded by my own sins, did not know it. Intoxicated by my own pride, I lived a destructive life and hadn't the slightest clue. Yet, in God's great mercy, before the foundation of the world, He chose me for Himself; not because of anything I had done or would do, but only because He set His love upon me.

The Lord of glory, made Himself nothing (Php 2:5-7), to make me what was impossible (except by the power of God), a daughter of the Most High. I can't grasp the enormity of that truth. daughter...of the LORD of hosts. The King of kings, the Ancient of Days, God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega—is my Father. My mind is baffled and my heart is elated that I can actually make this claim and not be a blasphemer! It is difficult for my finite mind to fully grasp this infinite truth. Which is why my only response for all God has done for me in Christ Jesus—is to worship the King of glory.

"The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.

"Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the LORD
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

"Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
the LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory!"
~Psalm 24:1-10, ESV