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Monday, January 09, 2012
Reading through the Bible
Again this year, one of my goals is to read through the Bible. I've done this a number of different times using various methods; you can read about some of them here: Reading Through the Bible. I mentioned in that post the staggering statistic that only 5% of Christians have ever read the Bible in its entirety. That is so hard to believe, when you consider how important God's Word is and how we are commanded to search the scriptures. For years I was one of the 95% who had not read the Bible through. Finally I came to the place where I set that as a goal for myself. That was many years ago, and now I have read it many times over. Last year I decided not to read through the entire Bible, but just to read through the Gospels repeatedly. I thought it would be a really good reminder to me of how Jesus handled ministry and the problems of and interactions with people. It would have been, too, if I had stuck with it, but for whatever reason on the second or third time through I got bogged down in the book of Luke. So I determined that in 2012 I would read through the entire Bible again. It's been great! I'm using a 52-week plan from Revive Our Hearts which breaks the readings down by genre -- prophecy, poetry, history, etc. It's similar to another plan I've used in the past, but this one is much better organized. Revive Our Hearts offers a number of free Bible reading plans. You can check them out here: Bible Reading Plans. It's still January, not at all too late to jump into reading through God's Word. You will be glad you did!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.