Brethren, the New Year of 2013 is upon us and I want to exhort you all to spend more time reading your Bible this year. I'm convinced one of the reasons there is so much confusion and misunderstanding of the Christian faith is an ignorance of what God is teaching us in His word the holy scriptures.
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Here I reveal a very powerful Bible reading program designed to get you more familiar with the Bible quickly. You must make up for lost time wasted in front of your TV, video games, and other distractions. God commands us through the apostle Paul to "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
Read one chapter from each list below each day at a sitting. Read at a moderate speed without stopping to just to get through the text. Over time as you become more familiar with the text you'll be able to read more quickly. After finishing one book move to the next book on the list. After finishing the list start the list over again. It takes me about 3-4 minutes per chapter so that's 30-40 minutes per day. In about 118.9 days (there's 1189 chapters in the 1611 KJB) call it four months, you will have read the entire Bible once.
This amounts to reading through the Bible three times in a year.
By reading 20 chapters a day you'll read through the Bible six times in a year. This should take you about 60-90 minutes per reading each day. I only recommend this if you have the time and you wish to get familiar with the entire Bible more quickly. You can alternate this every few years. Now if you choose this plan you will be reading twelve chapters of the Old Testament and eight chapters of the New Testament every day. NOTE: I would also study a particular book of the Bible in depth by reading it through 5-7 times non-stop and then dissect that book one chapter at a time but this is for another discussion.
List 1 Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Bible Plan For Reading Through One to Three Times a Year
Did you know if you read ten chapters of the Bible each day you will read through the entire Bible three times in a year? The good news is this doesn't take as long as you might think. If you set aside about 40-60 minutes a day you can read about ten chapters.
Following the three times a year plan you will read through six chapters of the Old Testament and four chapters of the New Testament every day. *** SEE THE ABOVE LIST
A. W. Pink said he read through the Bible three times a year and we know how God greatly blessed this man's writing ministry for Pink knew the Bible quite well.
Now if you find this to be too difficult then I'll give you another idea for which there will be no excuses. This next idea will take you but fifteen to twenty minutes a day and it consists of reading two chapters from the Old and one chapter from the New. You may wish to start at Genesis reading two chapters each day and one chapter from the New Testament beginning with Matthew. Day two will be Genesis chapters 3-4 and Matthew chapter 2. This will push you through the Bible once in a year and then some.
Is this asking too much? Can you give the Lord that little amount of time?
If you do this you will keep much more of the scriptures in your mind that you have forgotten because you haven't been reading and spending enough time in the Bible. I know it is already helping me and I look forward to implementing the six times through a year plan for at least the next year and hopefully three years at which I might cut back to two to three times a year.
May the Lord bless you and please let me know how this works out for you.
Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.
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