In the last 30 days I read the New Testament. It required reading about ten chapters each day. While reading it, I highlighted various summary verses, verses that I just liked, prayers, commands to obey, and verses related to the kingdom of God. This helped me to stay focused on the reading. The next time I read it through, I’ll find verses that I missed the first time or make changes in my categories.
At times, it is nice to have a more telescope view of the scriptures or a quick fly over to see the big themes. At other times a microscope is a better tool. This is moving slowly through the text in order to discover every detail. Over the next month, I think I’ll get out my microscope!