2021 is now here! What better time than the start of a new year to refresh your time spent reading God’s Word?
This year I am planning to follow the 5 Day Bible Reading Plan, and I encourage you to consider it for your daily Bible reading.
Here are a few reasons why I choose this plan year after year:
- As the name of the plan communicates, the weekly Bible readings are divided over 5 days. This is helpful for people like me who either camp out in a passage (or verse) longer than expected and need to catch up, or for those days when I miss a Bible reading and need the extra time built into the schedule. With 5 readings per week you can stretch the readings out, or take advantage of the extra 2 days to reflect on key passages from the week.
- The schedule takes you through a mostly-chronological approach to the Bible, reading the passages in order as the events happened. I say “mostly” because the plan saves Job for last even though his life story happened sometime between Genesis 11 and 12.
- For those who want to focus on reading through the New Testament only, you can use the same plan to achieve that goal too.
Recently one of our daughters asked my wife and I how we can be sure the Bible is really from God, and how we can know for sure that all the people who wrote it told the truth. That’s an important question indeed! And truthfully, the best way to comprehend the truth of God’s Word is to let it speak!
The plan I’m recommending today has been a blessing to both me and my wife over 2020, and we’re looking to give it another try this year. You can download it right here. Will you join us in making 2021 a year together in God’s Word?
P.S. If you have kids, what reading plan should you consider to encourage their growth and faith? Here are a couple of articles that may help:
Tim Challies: The Best Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids
Peter Krol on Knowable Word: Teaching Bible Study to Children