Maintaining a Bible Focus for 2012

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable…” (2 Timothy 3:16).

So begins the classic verse about the primacy and reliability of God’s Word, The B-I-B-L-E. We essentially affirm this truth with our lips. Do we apply it to ALL of the Bible just like that verse begins? Sadly our actions betray us…We prefer the New Testament to the Old. We enjoy the Major Prophets but avoid the Wisdom Literature.

In order to help us keep a daily focus on Scripture, I encourage everyone to find a Bible reading plan which interests you and pursue it for this year.  Make sure it is one which takes you through the whole Bible and not just the aforementioned treasured areas of God’s Word.

Here are a few plans (The type of link, e.g. ‘printable’ or ‘RSS,’ is indicated next to the plan):

Canonical (going straight through from Genesis to Revelation) – Print
Chronological (putting biblical books in historical sequence, e.g. Job with Genesis, or Psalms with 1 & 2 Kings) – PrintMobileiCalRSSEmail
Through the Bible in a Year (daily OT & NT readings) – PrintMobileiCalRSSEmail
M’Cheyne Reading Plan (through the OT 1x; the Gospels & Psalms 2x)  – PrintMobileiCalRSSEmail

It is my prayer that we all pick a plan like one of these and be very intentional in reading God’s Word each day.

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