Do you tend to have one repeating new year’s resolution each year — to read the Bible through in a year? Or maybe you just want to establish the habit to read the Bible daily.
Here’s a tip. Don’t wait for New Year’s to start reading. Start now in November. That will give you some cushion for reading through the Bible by December 31, 2011.
I just finished reading through the Bible. I started last September and finished this November. It took me more than one year, but the point is not whether I did it in 365 days. The point is that I read through the whole Bible, book by book, verse by verse, seeing new things and receiving fresh insights. I also found that having a plan was comforting. I never had to wonder what to read next. I just looked at my little checklist and kept reading.
I’ve already printed out a new checklist. This time around I plan to take the the books of the Bible randomly (or as the Spirit leads) and allow myself a more leisurely pace for study.
This is my favorite Bible reading checklist —Read Through The Bible in a Year. (I don’t know where I got it originally, and the file doesn’t say. So I uploaded it to my own website.)
Two other options:
And two reference charts that I refer to often:
Enjoy your time in the Word.