Yesterday I was able to get in a 1.5 hour session in the early morning. This was before heading off to a movie set to spend the next 14 hours dressed up like a knight. It was uncomfortable, the entire costume rubbing in the wrong places and the boots blistering my feet. But, as happens every time I work on set, I was able to read about 100 pages of background NT reading while still engaging in some great conversations with the myriad of personalities who work on movies.
Here was the breakdown for the early morning session:
0500-0545 – Romans 9 and 10 (in the Greek)
0550-0615 – Ruth 2:17-23 (Hebrew and LXX
0615-0625 – Hebrew Vocab
As has been the case with many of my early morning sessions, they usually just involve devotional reading. However, this (usually 1.5 long) hour of time has brought uncountable blessings. As Brian Rickett stated so plainly, reading the original languages is like falling in love. Not just with the text, but with what lies behind it: interacting in relationship with Yahweh.