There is no single greater factor for growth in Christ than one's daily daily interaction with God's Word. Yet, statistics show that most people professing faith in Christ 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). What many don't realize is that one can read the Bible in a year by reading fewer than four chapters a day.
Below are provided two different links to various options for Bible reading plans. Simply click on the links and read about each plan. As you commit to this practice, keep in mind some helpful suggestions:
- Prepare a place - The same general time and place every day should be a rule for Bible reading. This will help to prioritize the practice. While you must individualize a best time for your schedule, the common practice of Jesus Christ and His faithful followers throughout the history of the Church has been to engage in the Scripture at the start of each day.
- Work a plan - The Bible is written systematically. It must be read in the same manner. While every word and passage is God's Word, in order to properly understand it, you must familiarize yourself with the context. A Bible reading plan is a great help to this end.
- Develop a passion - Reading through the Bible may at times seem mundane and uninteresting. However, take heart...it is God's Word to you! Ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance as you read and choose a particular part of your reading to meditate upon throughout the day. Though the Bible contains words on a page, it is certainly more than this. The Bible is "living and active" (Hebrews 4:12)!