Walking through the Bible

By Jeff Bulthuis

May 30, 2023

What interests are you passionate about?

Kurt Selles has loved hiking for as long as he can remember. While in high school, he had his first opportunity to hike a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail, an iconic path stretching 2,190 miles (3,524 km) through the eastern United States from Georgia to Maine. That was decades ago, and he has often dreamed of hiking the entire trail. The busyness of work, family life, and ministry, though, has not allowed for the six months needed to complete such a long trek.

In April 2022, however, he was able to hike the Appalachian Trail for three weeks—and while doing so, he reflected on “walking” in the Bible. As the main form of travel in the ancient world, walking is mentioned many times in the Bible. And in that context, walking can mean more than just going from place to place. In the Bible, the Hebrew word for “walk” (halak) can also refer to following God’s way as we live for God in his world.

As he hiked along the Appalachian Trail last year, Kurt often felt like he was walking through the Bible as well. Come and join him on this stroll through the Scriptures and on mountain trails, and along the way we’ll discover God at work in our own lives too!

June’s author, Kurt Selles, is the director of ReFrame Ministries, which publishes these Today devotions. Kurt is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt University. He has served as a missionary in Taiwan and China, and he has also taught missions. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, have three adult children.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Walking through the Bible here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Jeff Bulthuis

Jeff has a B.A. in Psychology from Covenant College and an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have five young children. They enjoy camping, spending time outdoors, and cheering on Chicago sports teams.

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