“But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 1:2

Having a daily reading plan (whatever it may be) is vital for keeping our minds actively engaged in the Scriptures. Consider following a Bible reading plan. Here are several links to suggested plans. Choose or combine plans to meet your needs and time schedule. What and how much you read matters a lot less than the simple fact that you read something and meditate on it. Be creative! But mostly, be in the Word. You can start anytime during the year!

  • ‘Read the Bible’ Initiative follows Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s plan to read through the entire Bible in a year, with an option to use Don Carson’s For the Love of God, a daily devotional commentary that corresponds to the daily readings. (Note: a copy of Carson’s book is available in the church library.)
  • Book-at-a-Time plan to read Bible in one year, alternating between Old and New Testaments. (The Navigator’s Discipleship Journal)
  • Several plans available at this site with free daily email reminders

And here are ideas for you to help your children and toddlers develop the habit and love for God’s Word too.

How to Read the Bible Every Day in 2020 (Podcast with David Mathis, author of Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines)

 

Five methods of taking in God’s Word: hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating. 

 

How can we know if you’re reading and interpreting the Bible correctly?
Watch a short animated video by Dr. Michael Horton (Theologian, Professor, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Reformation, White Horse Inn, and co-host of Core Christianity.)

“The Bible isn’t chiefly about you, but Christ.”