As we begin another New Year and make plans for 2024, have you considered following a Bible reading plan? A Bible reading plan enables us to read the whole of the Bible, rather than merely our favourite books.
It has been suggested that there are two approaches to daily Bible reading, intimacy & Familiarity. Intimacy comes through slow meditative reading of smaller portions, whereas familiarity comes through faster reading of larger portions. Bible reading plans fall into the category of familiarity.
There are many Bible reading plans which take us through the whole Bible in a year. The Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan, takes us through the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice each year, by reading four chapters a day. An alternative is the Five Day Bible Reading Plan, which is more of a chronological reading plan. F
Find a realistic plan that works for you and plan to devote time to it each day. Don’t get discouraged, if you fall behind, or turn it into a bind. It may be worth considering reading the same plan as others, for accountability purposes. Each time we read the Bible, the Lord is speaking to us. If you haven’t read through the whole Bible in a year, it may sound like an onerous task, but you might be surprised to find that it is both an obtainable and a rewarding goal. Why not try it for 2024?
See the Ligonier website (Here) for a variety of Bible reading plans.