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Its Time: Read the Bible in a Year

photo by:  Savio Sebastian

photo by: Savio Sebastian

Ever read through the whole Bible?  Surprising many Christians have never done so.  What better time to start your journey through God's Word than January 1st.  You may think that the major benefit of reading through the whole Bible is having a better perspective of the Books of the Bible, You would be right, but I believe the first time you accomplish this it is the personal satisfaction that you did it that is the benefit.  Sadly many Christians seldom even read the Bible, according to this LifeWay study.   I also seem to recall a report of the benefits to a congregation when they corporately read through the Bible. 

So how do you go about this?  You could just start with Genesis and push through as fast as you can to reach the end of Revelation by December 31.  Honestly, not a good way to go about it.  There are actually other helpful methods to do this. 

Buy a One - Year Bible.  It’s a Bible that is arranged with a portion of New Testament, Old Testament, Psalms and Proverbs for you to read each day. One problem, today is January 1st so may be problem finding one to start today.  But you may find one at your local Wal-Mart.  You can also order online.

Bible Reading chart.  This is a simple download from the internet that you can print out and follow.  It simply gives you a regular reading plan for each day that you can check off as you go. 

Online One Year Bible service.  Yes, thanks again to the internet you can go to http://oneyearbibleonline.com and begin reading today from their website.  They have it in a every version and translation possible and in multiple languages. 

Your Bible App is a third option.  Many of the mobile apps today provide you with a Daily Reading Plan.  I use the Olive Tree Bible app that provides over a dozen different One-Year plans.  Usually these Bible apps are free with the King James Version only.  So, if you desire to read with a particular translation you may have to purchase the version.

Here is the important point ... read God's word and read through it all. Not just once but regularly.  You can do it, even in a year.  You really have no excuse and its needed to see your way.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105