Reading through the Bible is a daunting task, no doubt. So, I set out to try to make it less intimidating. There are all kinds of scripture reading programs. If you follow a one year program and you fall behind, it is difficult to get caught up again. I tried to find a program that allowed for some wiggle room for you, the reader. But I couldn’t find one that appealed to me. I didn’t want us to follow a program just so we could say at the end that we read through the Bible. So, I developed a Scripture reading program that meets the following criteria:
Read 3 chapters a day; 5 days a week Separate the Book of Psalms out from the rest of Scripture. So, to begin with, we will read from the Psalms. Harmonize the books of 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles. These books overlap in some areas. So, I made the attempt to put it all in chronological order as well as follow up certain time periods with the prophetic books written during those periods.
I know this plan won’t be perfect. But, I feel it will be a plan we all can follow together. In fact, this plan is better than just reading through the Bible in 2 years. Here is what we will actually do:
We will read through the Old Testament in 2 years (2 chapters a day) We will read through the New Testament 2 times in the same amount of time (1 chapter a day – the second year the reading is arranged by the date the book/letter was written. Interestingly, we begin 2020 with the Gospel of John and end 2021 with the Gospel of John.)
Notice that I did not begin with Genesis and Matthew. I started with Isaiah and John. Let’s begin seeing a clear picture of who Jesus is. AND, let’s devote ourselves to being in God’s Word and knowing Him.
Keep Looking Up! David Jordan
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