Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's time to make a plan

With 2009 just a month away it's crunch time! A question needs to be answered in the next few days that will affect every day of your life in the coming year; what will you use for private worship? Husbands, this is the time to plan together with your wife so that you can encourage each other to keep at it when you hit tough times.

Kristin and I talked about it yesterday; we'll either stick with D.A. Carson's For the Love of God (a Bible reading plan and brief commentary that takes you through the whole Bible once a year and the New Testament twice) or we'll see what Tabletalk is going to cover next year. Carson's devotional is reliably good and at times exceptional; I wish volume 3 were available! I like Bob Pod's idea to use Matthew Henry's commentary too; it'd be even simpler if someone would divide them up into daily portions.

Whatever you choose, choose quickly, January 1 will sneak up on you.

1 comment:

Susie said...

Tim, thanks for bringing up this important subject - - private worship planning for the new year. I was thinking about this subject the other day as well. Dr. Carson has had a profound influence on my life and I might have to take up his work that you mention. Another great daily devotion that people might not know about is "The Poor Man's Morning & Evening Portions" by Robert Hawker.

ISBN 1892777053, only one copy I found if you're interested here http://www.presbyterianbookshop.com/store/product.php?productid=2215&cat=115&page=6

I highly recommend this work - - anyone who takes it up diligently will be abundantly blessed by the Holy Spirit.

In Christ,
Bob