Why read through the Bible regularly?

  1. “In the beginning, God…” The one true God is the most wonderful and foundational Reality of the universe! And He reveals Himself in His inspired Word, the Bible. Your eternal destiny depends on knowing Him (God the Father) and Jesus (His Son, who is eternally One with Him) – see John 17:3, and John 5:39 to see that the Scriptures reveal Jesus.
  2. ALL Scripture is inspired by God, and ALL Scripture is profitable – 2 Tim 3:16 (also the address for this blog đŸ™‚ ) We tend to focus on our favorite verses and miss the WHOLE, necessary, helpful revelation of God.
  3. Matt 4:4 – Jesus, fighting off Satan’s temptations quotes Scripture (and quotes Deut 8:3, which you’ll likely not read without a reading plan that takes you through the whole Bible) – “Man shall NOT live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that comes from the mouth of God.” Without a plan to regularly encounter EVERY WORD of Scripture, there’s lots we’ll miss – and our spiritual life DEPENDS on this food.

For years, I’ve used a modified M’Cheyne plan, where you usually read one Old Testament and one New Testament chapter per day. This takes you through the NT and Psalms every year, and the OT every 2 years. I’ve also added the option of a few verses in Psalms and Proverbs every day. This always keeps you in some of the inspired Wisdom literature, and gives you an additional reading through Psalms every year, and you’ll go through Proverbs every year (and twice every other year). Here’s a link to the page where I post my reading plan – near the top of the page you can click the link to the Bible Reading Plan and then print the PDF or download it to your device: https://redmondmusic.com/God-and-the-Bible

My daily AIM/goal is to post brief thoughts reflecting on each day’s reading, quick quotes from some helpful study Bibles/commentaries, and links to some of the most helpful resources (especially brief overviews when starting a new book of the Bible).

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