Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bible Reading in 2016

There is an overwhelming number of choices out there when it comes to Bible reading plans. Anything from chronological, one chapter a day to 10 a day, one year up to three years to competition. If you want a good iPhone app to sort through the choices, try this one

For the past 10 years or so, I have predominantly used the M'Cheyne plan that is set up by D.A. Carson.  It is free online and a great way to learn how to do biblical theology and get a solid grasp on the storyline of Scripture. 

This year I'm changing it up a bit and trying the plan that Faith Baptist College put together. What I like about this is that it takes you through the entire Bible, and each day's reading is something from the OT, NT, and Psalms (Monday-Friday). For the NT readings I'm following along in the ESV Men's Devotional Bible. I'm just throwing this out in case anyone is still looking for a way to approach God's Word this year. 
As with any Bible reading plan, the goal is not just to get through the Bible in a year, but to store up God's Word in our hearts so that we live for his glory and the priority of the gospel. 

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt 4:4).