“But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.”
Whether you’re eager to leave 2020 behind or anxious about what 2021 has in store, if the last year taught us anything, it’s that when the world shifts and shakes around us, our hope in Christ remains an anchor and refuge for our souls.
Instead of resolving to “do more, better” in the new year, may we suggest filling up on the rest and peace we’re promised by Christ?
This year, we pray you are renewed in your confidence in God’s goodness by drinking deeply of His Word. Having a daily reading plan (whatever it may be) can help you grow as a follower of Christ. It 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. How much you read matters a lot less than the simple fact that you read God’s Word and meditate on it. Be persistent! Be creative! But mostly, be in the Word. You can start anytime during the year!
- Just getting started? This Beginner’s Plan from Core Christianity is easy to start and sustain, to help develop a habit of reading the Bible.
- If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can download the ESV Bible app which will allow you to have the Bible with you at all times.
- ‘Read the Bible’ Initiative follows Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s plan to read through the entire Bible in a year. [Helpful hints.]
- Book-at-a-Time plan to read Bible in one year, alternating between Old and New Testaments.
- Other options available to download at this Ligonier site
And finally, want to read your Bible well in 2021? Don’t Do It Alone.
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.”