Matthew 1 - The genealogy of Jesus Christ, plus the Birth of Jesus.
Genesis 1 - The Six days of the creation of the world. Everything that God made was very good!
Romans 1 - Paul writes to saints and thanks them for their faithfulness and starts to explain there is no excuse for sinners to deny God and be sinful. Keywords: Idolatry, Homosexuality, lesbianism, Gospel, unashamed.
1 Thessalonians 1 - Paul writes to the Thessalonians and congratulates them that their faith is an example to others.
Job 1 - Job was a pretty good guy, he "feared God and turned away from evil". Satan proposed that Job only loved God because his life was good. Satan, with God's permission, destroyed much of what Job liked and Job ripped his clothes and worshiped God. Job said "Blessed be the name of the Lord. He gives and takes away."
Psalms 1 - Blessed is a man who meditates on God's law (maybe word) day and night and avoids sinners and sinful ways. This man is like a tree that is getting the right amount of water. Not so for the wicked, they will perish.
Proverbs 1 - Wisdom is good. Listen to it, and better things will happen than if you don't. If you don't heed wisdom, you'll be sorry.
Joshua 1 - God said to Joshua, after Moses died to go and take possession of the promise land. There is another mention that meditating on the Law of God day and night will bring success. Joshua explained the plan to the people and they said that they would follow him and they hoped God was with Joshua in the same way He was with Moses.
Isaiah 1 - God, through Isaiah, was telling the people that they need to repent. He was saying how they are His creation, but they deny Him by sinning. God was telling them that even though they are guilty and sinful, there will be a time when they are forgiven if they repent.
Acts 1 - Luke writes to Theophilus about what happened when Jesus was taken up in to the cloud, how there were two angels that said to the men that Jesus would come back in the same manner that He left. He also tells about how the 11 remaining apostles choose Mathias to be the replacement for Judas - who bought a field and then killed himself.
My Thoughts: I love the new year. Anytime is good to start reading God's Word more, but January 1st seems to be the easiest. My wife and I have decided to do the Professor Grant Horner Bible Reading System this year. We're really excited about it.