Next Year’s
Bible Reading?

Do you have
a plan yet?

Earlier this year, after one of our church meetings in Chicago—before the virus hit!—some of the younger saints and I were talking about the importance of reading through the Bible, and I happened to mention that, in general, audio Bibles, if they are reading-only, are about 75 hours long. (Dramatized versions take a bit longer.)

That made me think: by doubling that speed in my own reading, I could get through the Bible in roughly 40 hours. So, with some time and effort I could get through the Bible, not just once, but several times in one year.

So, I decided to give it a try for the rest of 2020. My initial goal was read it eight times, once every 45 days. Using the Bible in 90 Readings card above, that meant I needed to do two readings a day. (That’s one of the advantages of using this Card, i.e., it gives you the flexibility to go through the Bible at the pace you desire.) I didn’t make that, but I’ve already read through it five times, and I just started the New Testament again, so I should finish reading through the Bible for the sixth time this year before the end of December.

The point is—as with so many other things in life when you want to accomplish something—it’s good to have a plan for your Bible reading next year! Even if, like me, you don’t quite meet your original goal, you’ll make much more progress than you will if you don’t have a goal at all.

And, as this year draws to a close, now is a good time to make that plan.

My situation allows me to give more time for Bible reading than most, so the schedule above may not be realistic for most people. Still, I hope reading this may make you a little more ambitious concerning your own Bible reading.

And it’s so important for God’s people to be in His word! Without such an exercise—especially with the world going crazy, as it is now—there is just no way for the Lord to sanctify us and prepare us to meet Him as His spotless, holy Bride (John 17:17; Eph. 5:26-27).

My thought for this coming year is to stress the New Testament more. I still want to go through the entire Bible once, this time using a chronological Bible, but my main focus will be to go through the New Testament once each month, and possibly the Psalms and Proverbs as well.

So, what about you? Do you have a plan yet?

There are a lot of different ways to do it, and schedules too, but if you would like to use the Bible in 90 Readings card, click on the image below to go to the Download page for this Card.