The Bible Was Written for People
The Bible Reading Plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. You will read two or three chapters a day, for about 15 minutes a day, depending on your reading speed. For all practical purposes, reading is the foundation of all learning. Someone has said, “If you read you can learn anything.” If you are going to learn the Bible, you will have to develop a habit of reading large portions of the scriptures. Bible study is essential to become “approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15). But the foundation of that study must be reading.
Statistics show that most people professing faith in Jesus have never completely read their Bible. Many people start reading the Bible but then become overwhelmed by the number of chapters (1,189) and verses (31,102) there are. What we don’t realize is that we can read the Bible in a year by reading fewer than four chapters a day.
One of the advantages of reading the Bible is that you don’t get so bogged down in the complexities of verse or word analysis that you lose the overall purpose and meaning of the writer. These detailed methods of study should not be attempted until you are acquainted with the main theme – and that is only possible by reading the whole book. G. Campbell Morgan, a popular Bible commentator of another generation, used to say he would not attempt to teach any book of the Bible until he had read it 50 times. He felt that it took that many readings to properly relate all of the parts to the whole.
By dividing the Bible into 365 daily readings, your goal of reading the Bible in a year can easily be accomplished. Daily reading is to your spiritual life what daily eating is to your physical life. Read daily, set a regular reading time, set a regular place, read with a pencil in hand, read devotionally and keep a spiritual diary.
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