Maybe you decided that in 2010 you want to read the Bible more consistently. I know January always catches me in a more fervent mood… (now June is another story).
I want to give you 3 suggestions for spending daily time reading the Bible. Disclaimer– I’m the kind of guy who needs a plan. In this particular situation, I like someone telling me what to do and not having to think about it. So when I stumble downstairs, juggling a cup of coffee, I just turn to ‘what’s next’ rather than having to figure out ‘what should I read, today?’
1. In my opinion the Gold Standard for Bible Reading Plans is the one written by Robert Murray Mc’Cheyne in the 1800s. 4 readings a day take you through the New Testament twice, the psalms twice, and the Old Testament once every year!! I have been using this plan for the last 5 years and I love it. Sure, I’ll miss days, skip readings, but every morning I know where I am and what I have to do. You can find the plan here.
2. is a unique assembly of Scripture by F. LaGard Smith. He has ordered the whole Bible chronologically so you can read it like a novel in 365 sections. Smith offers some commentary along the way to fill in background and narrative. I have an extra copy and I’ll give it to the first person who asks for it in the comments below.
Trying to figure out how to post the rest…