In yesterday’s sermon I encouraged us to consider regularly reading through the Bible. As God’s word it is the daily spiritual sustance that our souls need. Like any healthy diet, it is best to not “eat” (read) haphazardly, but with purposeful and intentionality. Here are a few Bible reading plans to help you engage with God’s word in a systemtic manner.’
Read through the Bible in a year with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: epistles, the law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, and Gospels.
Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.
Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.
The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.
This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month and a set number of Proverbs and Psalms for each week. It aims to give you more flexibility while grounding you in specific books of the Bible.