Are you ready to begin a journey that will change your life? Read your Bible every day and watch how the Word of God will bless you, your family, your friends and your life.
How do I begin?
Look in the index section of your own Bible. Most Bibles include a daily reading section. Purchase a devotional or daily reading Bible. The MacArthur Daily Bible by Thomas Nelson, Inc. is an excellent resource. Or – choose one of the following simple plans downloaded from the www.BlueLetterBible.org website:
This plan goes straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. You will be supplied with reading for each day of the week as a steady guide toward finishing the entire Bible in one calendar year.
This plan does not read straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Rather, these readings are compiled according to recent historical research, taking into account the order in which the recorded events actually occurred. This is a fantastic plan to follow if you wish to add historical context to your reading of the Bible. If the schedule provided is followed, the entire Bible will be read in one calendar year.
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to read the Old Testament in ancient Israel? Or, the New Testament as the books were written? In this plan, the order of the Old Testament readings is very similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, progressing from Law to Prophets to Writings. The New Testament ordering is based upon research regarding the order in which the books were authored. Although this research is not conclusive, it may offer helpful insights to your Bible reading.
It is important to understand the fullness of God’s message to the churches, and a great way of doing this is reading the Old and New Testaments simultaneously. This plan, which can be completed in one calendar year, does just that. Readings from both Testaments are included from the beginning and although each reading does not contain both Testaments, the two are read effectively.