Just finished a 25 Day plan of reading through the entire Bible! It was a great experience to get an overview of the Word of God and to see the powerful hand of God at work in His creation and to see the MANY examples of His mercy and patience with fallen man. The 25 day reading plan is found here: 25 Day Plan This was made with college students in mind, to be completed over their Christmas holiday break. My Sunday school teacher has asked me to bring in a copy, so I’m working on updating it with current dates. I’ll post it here if I remember. [Update: I made a 35 Day Bible Reading Plan. You can find a link to it on the Resources page or just go directly to the Google Doc page.]
Neither the plan creator nor I would advocate only completing a quick read through of the Bible, but it was beneficial as part of a larger reading plan.
For the rest of 2020, I am planning to follow a chronological reading plan (One plan is linked here: Chronological Bible Reading Plan ). As I go through the Bible, I plan to record insights on this blog but I wanted to use this separate post to explain my goals and process.
- Each book and chapter will be both tagged and have separate categories made.
As I learn more about a passage, I may go back and edit the original post, so that I may keep the insights of a particular passage together.I’m going to make new posts as I go and use categories and tags to group similar subjects instead of adding on to the original posts.
- I’m studying the Bible with a chronological plan, so my posts may not follow the canonical order of books.
- I’m a participant in other Bible studies, outside of my personal study, that are currently studying New Testament epistles. So, some posts may jump ahead to the New Testament if choose to record what I’m learning in those other study groups. That’s why I’ll make sure to use Categories and Tags for each book to make searching easier later.
- The insights will be primarily from my personal study of the Word of God. I like using commentaries, but my goal is to gather insights from reading and asking God for knowledge and wisdom first, before I read the commentaries. I am thankful to God for faithful, knowledgeable Bible teachers. He has given the spiritual gift of teaching to some for the building up of the body of Christ, so we are wise to pay attention to good teachers. However, as with the Bereans, see Acts 17:11 , we must know the Scriptures ourselves in order to be armed against error and to build up our powers of discernment, by the grace of God.
- As I record the insights of others, I will properly credit other sources used in my study.
- I do all this writing, reading, and studying prayerfully, remembering that we make plans but it is God Who establishes all things. Prov 16:9
- I am doing this as part of an overall goal to be more disciplined. I was delighted to finish the 25 day reading plan; I even finished a day early! I don’t often follow through with my plans, however, and that’s something I would like to change. I want to be more disciplined in posting and studying to the glory of God.
What are your goals for reading and studying the Word of God this year? May God bless you in all your efforts!
[Edit: Well, I definitely dropped the ball on this plan! I suppose my own goal is to be more faithful in recording my Scripture insights here!]
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. – Prov 16:3 ESV
May God bless you in all you do for His glory. Happy New Year!