Friday, January 07, 2005

Heart writing project

Tucked away in the middle of Deuteronomy is a brief,
but fascinating verse:
"When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to
write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law . . ."
(Deut. 17:18 NIV)
The law called for Israel's king to have a copy of the
Law for himself - a copy he had made himself! Aside
from enabling him to always have a copy handy, the
process would make him familiar with the law, help him
remember it, cause him to reflect on and ponder over
it as well as obey it. The law would become more
personal to him.

With that example in mind, I've set up a personal
project for 2005 that I'd like you (if you're a member
of MoSt Church), to seriously consider joining me on.
The plan is simple select a book (or group of small
books) of the Bible to copy by hand over the course
of 2005. Just imagine how doing such could help us
learn and live out his word! Here's an idea - perhaps
you'd like to coordinate it with a book you'll already
be reading in the latter half of our two year Get InTwo
It!
Bible reading project. As for me, either Luke's
Gospel or John's Gospel is what I'll be writing out
on paper and on to my heart.

But by all means, get into his word, get it into you and
get out in the world with it! For:
". . . the word is very near you; it is . . . in your
heart so you may obey it." (Deut. 30:14 NIV)