This is a daily reading project that covers small, chronological portions of the Bible in search of, and in meditation on, what it says about who God is (His attributes) and what He does (His activities). We will focus on application for our own lives mostly as it relates to what we learn about God and our response in worship. Our prayer will be one expressed by Moses: “…please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight” (Ex. 33:13 ESV). I would suggest that you memorize it and pray it to God each day before reading your passage.
C. S. Lewis wrote the following about contemplating an artist’s painting, which could also apply to meditating on God’s Word:
We focus our thoughts on God because of His ultimate worth and because of our great need. We want more than just learning about Him; we want to become more like Jesus. In the prologue of Bob Goff’s best-selling book about love, “Everybody Always,” he makes this important statement: “God doesn’t want us to just study Him like He’s an academic project. He wants us to become love.” One goal of this year’s reading project is for us to be changed by keeping our minds centered on God.
We will follow the order set up by the “Back to the Bible” organization in their chronological reading through the Bible, except that we will skip over the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles, because we covered them thoroughly in our Kingdom Harmony study of 2021. Each day’s reading in Knowing God will cover an average of less than 14 verses.
To read the Knowing God passages, click on the appropriate week in the drop-down menu under “Knowing God” at the top right of this page.