Monday, August 5
The Whole Book
Today's reading: Philippians 1-4
When you get a letter in the mail, how do you go about reading it? You read the entire letter at once, right?
We just spent the last week or so reading Paul's letter to the church at Philippi in chunks or segments. So today, before we move on to another book, lets read the WHOLE book of Philippians in one sitting. It's only four chapters, and we're already familiar with it. Yes, it will take a little extra time today, but I promise it will be worth it. (Note: This time through you may want to read in a different version. I did this, and not only was it enjoyable, but it also gave me some added perspective.)
After reading the book of Philippians from beginning to end like a letter, did you see anything that you missed when you read the book in segments? Was there a particular point or message that reading the entire letter highlighted differently than before? How did reading the full book help you get a better overall sense of Paul's tone, intent and heart? Tami
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