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Several verses caught my eye in this reading, the first is:

1) 1When God created people, he made them in the likeness of God …3When Adam was 130 years old, his son Seth was born, and Seth was the very image of his father. (Genesis 5:1,3 NLT)

Hmm, First man was made in the image of God, and subsequently all the others were made in the image of his father, Adam. There is a BIG difference when we have an image of the original then when we make an image of the “copy” so to speak. (Could this have something to do with the sons of God/daughters of men? Just a thought and I’m not throwing out a theology.)

2) Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.
(Genesis 6:3 AMP)

I used another translation for my second eye-catcher. “My Spirit will not forever strive with man for he is ALSO flesh.” The image God made Adam in, in my humble opinion, was not after our outward appearance. There was something else about us that was placed within us that reflected God’s image back to Him. I think that is a hint for me, for us to get off of the skin color, straight hair curly/nappy hair, wide nose thin note, big lips thin lips kick we find ourselves on in an attempt to demonize each other.

3) It’s not so much as what you know but who you know.

But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord. This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.
(Genesis 6:8-9 AMP)

Noah’s sons and daughter-in-laws were given favor by God not because of their righteousness but because of their father’s righteousness. Proverbs 13:22 states:

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.
(Proverbs 13:22 AMP)

Our lives are lived not so much for ourselves but for our progeny. What kind of inheritance are we leaving?

Grace and peace,


Thank you so much for your One Year Bible Blog stewardship and mission. Just completed readings for first 3 days and I'm very impressed with what you have here.

My goal is to continue with the daily readings for all 365 days this year to gain as much Biblical wisdom as I can. Perhaps attempting your memorization challenge will come in future years, but not now. I like the simplicity of language in the New Living Translation, but as your comment regarding the Old Testament reference in Matthew 4:4 suggests, familiar verses learned during our lifetimes have likely come from prior translations (Revised Standard Version for me).

Godspeed to All,

I love that song Oceans, and believe it shows a wonderful example of the presence of the spirit. Memorization of scripture is key and today I place the following scripture in my memory-
Proverbs 3:5-6New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Only advice I would have, and cannot say it always works for me, is to try to remember a scripture throughout the day and go back to it if you don't remember. Relate life to it.

3 days in a row! Thank Lord for helping me arrange time to read His words, and Thank Mike for providing such a great blog.

Can someone give me advice on how to do this daily in the morning before going to work? I'm a night owl, it seems that it would be better to do this in the morning because I'm usually exhausted after work. I wake up at 5am and leave for work at 6am. I want to do the reading in the morning (which means I have to wake up earlier than 5am), sounds very challenging to me. Any advice/tips? Thanks!

Hi Sarah, if you read at bibleGateway.com and choose kjv esv or nasb versions, you can click the speaker icon and listen to the verses. hope that helps:)

Hi Rob, thanks for your advice.

The song oceans spoke to me and still does as I had to
Step out into the water and rely on God completely because I lost something dear to me. Only
By stepping out into the unknown was God able to work in Me. Don't try to do anything on your own! You just get lost . Step out and let the spirit lead you.

I prayed for the One Year Bible Blog ministry today. Congratulations on your work. God bless! "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119.105, KJVA)

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