Welcome to week 5 of The Well’s Torah Reading Plan! We are continuing the book of Exodus this week with chapters 19-40!
If you have made it this far in the reading plan, congrats! We know it’s no easy feat. It takes discipline to abide in the Lord’s word consistently! Especially when you are doing a study like this that is more focused on covering a lot of text at once, instead of diving deep into all the details. This week is one of our heavier weeks with 22 chapters- that’s pretty lengthy!
If you know it’s not in the cards for you to sit down and read/study out all these chapters this week, we would encourage you to at least listen to it aloud on the YouVersion app. It will take 97 minutes total, which means if you listen 5 days this week, it will only take 20 minutes a day. A practical way to ensure this is to combine your listening with a routine part of your day, such as getting ready, driving, cleaning, cooking, working out, etc (if you can pay attention to the reading at the same time). Then we recommend you go back and reference the Read-Along Guide or Reflection Page after. Do what works best for you though; everyone learns and studies differently!
Most importantly- give yourself grace when you don’t accomplish as much as you want. Pray that God would increase your desire for abiding in His Redemption Story, rather than checking off days of a reading plan.
The Read-Along Guide has notes, questions, literary elements and prayers written throughout it. This guide is not exhaustive, but was created to assist you while you engage Scripture with the hopes of modeling what it looks like to do an in-depth study of a passage. Feel free to print off this guide and mark it up with your own observations and questions!
The Reflection Page is a short document that provides some basic questions, themes, and a prayer to assist you in your study of the passage. This resource was designed to give you a quick overview of the passage to help get you started!
Both guides were designed to be tools for you, but our main hope is that you will engage Scripture in a way that is best for you! You can use these resources together, separate, or not at all, but we pray that you’ll be encouraged as you engage the grand narrative of the gospel!