As the New Year begins, what place you will give to the reading of God’s Word in 2020?
Perhaps you aren’t in the habit of reading through the Bible, or you maybe do so haphazardly, by reading a verse here, and a verse there. If so just by reading through a few chapters each day, you can read through the whole Bible in a year. Many people will tell you that they want to hear God speak, yet they don’t read the Bible, the primary means by which God speaks to us. If you want to hear God speak, read your Bible. If you want to hear God speak audibly, read your Bible out loud.
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).
It has been suggested that there are two approaches to daily Bible reading, intimacy & Familiarity (Here). Intimacy comes through slow meditative reading of smaller portions, whereas familiarity comes through faster reading of larger portions. There are many Bible reading plans which take us through the whole Bible in a year. Here are a few options to choose from:
(1) – The Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan (Here), takes you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice each year, by reading four chapters a day.
(2) – The Tabletalk reading plan (Here), is based on two readings each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, which takes you through the whole Bible in a year.
(3) – The 5 Day Bible Reading Programme (Here), takes you through the Bible in a year, with readings five days of the week, as opposed to readings each day, as with other plans.