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Julie Ferwerda Christian Blog and Commentary

OYB July 17

  • Julie Ferwerda
    Are you ready for change in 2009? Grab a One Year Bible (NLT), commit to reading it daily, and join Julie Ferwerda on an extraordinary adventure that will transform your life as you experience its relevance in a fresh, understandable way. In addition to 20+ years in Bible teaching ministry, Julie is a professional speaker and writer. Her works have appeared in publications such as Focus on the Family, Discipleship Journal, Christianity Today, Marriage Partnership, Brio, and Revolve Biblezines & Devotional Bible (for teens). She's also the author of "The Perfect Fit: Piecing Together True Love," and also the upcoming book, "One Million Arrows for God: Raising Your Children to Change the World." Learn more at
  • 2009 Jul 17
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Today's One Year Bible Reading

It's a pretty short read today. I could make up fluffy stuff to say, but that wouldn't be any fun. Don't worry...things will get more exciting soon!

1 Chronicles

24:5 All tasks were assigned to the various groups by means of sacred lots so that no preference would be shown, for there were many qualified officials serving God in the sanctuary... It appears throughout Scripture that this is God's preferred way of selecting people for various roles. I find it fascinating. And here we see in print that the reason for sacred lots is so that "no preference is shown." God shows no partiality! There truly is not one person who can take credit for knowing, believing, and being used by God.


4:11 ...and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them... I found it interesting that Abraham was considered righteous before his circumcision, but the circumcision was only a sign and seal of his faith.

See you tomorrow!