Bible reading

The Wednesday morning Bible Study men from New Providence Baptist Church, Sherry Driggers and Allison Jenkins took part in the 3rd Annual Georgia Bible Reading at 7:14 a.m. on July 14 by coming together at the Monroe County Courthouse to read a selection from the Bible. 

The interdenominational Bible Reading, in which the entire Bible is read across the state in less than an hour as groups take part simultaneously in each county, began in 2018 in Iowa. Last year reportedly 16 states and 57 countries participated.

The basis for the event is 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land."

The Monroe County group read Exodus, chapters 7-13, which tells of the interactions of Moses and Aaron with Pharaoh, the plagues God sends on the Egyptians and the eventual escape of the Israelites from Egypt.