Sometimes I've wondered if New Year's resolutions are really worth it. I can't really think of one I've ever kept for a whole year. Even so, I decided to give it another try this year - I have 3. I am hopeful that I will be able to give a positive report this time next year. One of them is to read the Bible through this year. I got a Chronological Bible this Christmas and so far I'm really liking it. Yesterday, I was reading about Noah and I wanted a little more info, so I got out my study Bible and what I found in the notes has really made an impression on me, so I thought I'd share:
"For Noah, obedience meant a long-term commitment to a project (120 years to build the ark!). Many of us have trouble sticking to any project, whether or not it is directed by God. It is interesting that the length of Noah's obedience was greater than the lifespan of people today. The only comparable long-term project is our very lives. But perhaps this is one great challenge Noah's life gives us - to live in acceptance of God's grace, an entire lifetime of obedience and gratitude." Study notes from The Life Application NIV Study Bible
I think I need to take my commitments more seriously - starting with my New Year's resolutions!