I got back last night from my prayer retreat. I enjoyed my time seeking the Lord without distractions. It is amazing how focused you can be when there is no interruptions, no phone, no Internet and no kids. I didn’t even take a book to read. I took my Bible, my study books and my laptop for Study Software. I had a great time just praying and studying the Word. I feel refreshed.
I went to Mardel’s on Monday and picked up a new Bible. There is a relatively new version that is amazingly accurate to the Hebrew and Greek. The ESV (English Standard Version)is very readable and I enjoy it for my devotional time. I would suggest anyone picking up a copy of the ESV Bible. I bought the single-column reference edition with wide margins. I have never had a wide margin Bible but I love it. Plenty of room to jot down notes as you read.
I would suggest people buy a new Bible version for devotional reading every couple of years. It helps give a fresh perspective on the Word. You can still use your “main” Bible for study.