If you read...
1) ... Three chapters a day, except five on Sunday, you willfinish reading the Bible in about one year.2) ... About 85 verses a day (or 63 O.T. verses and 22 N.T.verses), you will read the entire Bible in about one year.3) ... One N.T. chapter a day, you will complete the N.T. inabout 4½ months. Add the Psalms (two a day, if theyare short, and Ps. 119 in two days) and Proverbs, it willtake about half a year.[These numbers are given as guidelines only. You can adjustyour reading schedule to fit your own purposes.]
Suggestions and helps for reading the Bible:
1) Don't expect to understand everything the first time youread it! This type of reading is best for getting a generaloverview of what the Bible says. Focus on generalideas and perspectives. If you find the Bible difficult toread, you may wish to use a different translation.2) Some Old Testament passages (such as some of theceremonial laws and rituals, and the genealogical lists)were important to Israel, but have less importance forus today. Such passages may be more difficult tounderstand or boring to read. When you get to these,you may want to read just one of these chapters a day,and spend the rest of your reading time in a differentpart of the Bible.3) There is no need to race! It is more important for you to payattention to the Bible and let it change you.4) If you would like to read some passages twice, in the timeyou read the rest of the Bible once, place a diagonal inthe box the first time you read it and another diagonal(to make an "X") the second time you read it.First time: Second time:5) It is a good idea to have a journal or notebook, to recordobservations and thoughts. You could combine it with aprayer journal, etc., if desired.
Dennis Hinks © 1999
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