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Let’s read the Bible in 2015

In Psalm 119: 129-131, we read:

129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.

Do you agree that God’s word is wonderful, gives light, and imparts understanding? Do you long for His commandments?  Are you considering reading through the Bible in the new year? If so, let me suggest a plan and invite you to join me each day here to share the reading journey.

Beginning tomorrow, I will post a daily reading assignment which will take you through the Old and New Testaments simultaneously. Keep on schedule by either reading from your own Bible using your preferred translation, or pull up this blog and click on the reading assignment. You will instantly be taken to the daily assignment in the English Standard Translation from Bible A year from now we will finish up the entire Bible.

What could be easier? What could be more important for your spiritual growth and blessing?

We, who are serious Christians or who are considering the Christian faith, should make Bible reading a regular part of our lives. But if you have never read through the Bible, you will see that it is a massive undertaking. It can be done and I have done it annually for many years. I do not recommend attempting a faster reading. I find it preferable to read daily at a steady pace taking some time to reflect on some of the verses.

The plan I am suggesting here begins in Genesis in the Old Testament and Matthew in the New Testament.

If you prefer to read at a slower pace you could opt to read only one of the readings each day and complete the entire Bible in 2 years instead of one. Either way the important thing is to get started and keep going. I will be here each day with a fresh posting to encourage you along the way. I hope you will join me on January 1.

John Carroll

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