Yearly Bible Reading

Have you ever read through the Bible in a year? If not, now is the time to start. Here are some outlines you may follow for your edification:

http://www.bible-reading.com/bible-plan.html http://www.edginet.org/mcheyne/printables.html

We might wonder, however, if there is any benefit to reading through the Bible in year: will I retain anything from reading so many chapters a day? Isn’t it better to read smaller portions to meditate on?

It is true that we will not remember everything but we do need to be reminded that:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:15-16 [emphasis mine]

In other words, reading through the Bible will prevent us from reading those portions of scripture that we may prefer over others.

Furthermore, this type of study helps us to see the Bible in its redemptive-historical scope. In other words we may appreciate the ‘big plan’ of salvation and see how more clearly how God work “all things for good” (Romans 8:28).

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