Welcome to the Bible in 90 Challenge. I will be reading about 12 pages of Scripture a day beginning today in an effort to read the whole Bible this summer. I will use this blog to check in occasionally along the way. Feel free to interact with my observations or make your own below!
Wow, there's a lot going on here in the first 16 chapters of Genesis.
A few things that always catch my interest:
1. There are two different accounts of creation. The first has man and woman being made at the same time. The second has the woman being made from the rib of the man. This says alot about how the Bible treats itself. For those who read the Bible literally which of these accounts is true? Well, according to the Bible BOTH. So rather than a word for word parsing of what is true or not I think the main point is not whether man came before woman but that God made us!
2. God goes to Hagar "outside the tent" to console her and make her a promise that her offspring will populate the world. This is the promise from which Islam sprung. This shows that a. God can work outside of the "rules" and that Islam requires some kind of respect in our dialogues with each other.
What stood out for you in this first day of the Bible Challenge?