It is that time of year again where many people begin a Bible reading plan. There are many different options for how to read through the Bible. I will share the best bible reading plan that can work for anyone.
The practice of Bible reading is essential to the Christian life. When I first became a believer, I desired to understand the faith that I was now believing. I went to a Christian bookstore and purchased my first study Bible. I knew very little about the Bible since I did not grow up in the church. I decided to read the Bible like any other book; I started on page one and worked through it. Later, I learned about Bible reading programs. I remember printing them out on paper and keeping it with my Bible. Today, we have apps to track our reading, Bibles on our phones, and we can even listen to the Bible read to us.
Sometimes I ask people why they want to read their Bibles. The number one answer I have heard is, “I should.” This answer often leads to a series of questions where I try to understand what is behind that answer. Is there guilt for not reading? What does the person want? One response I recently gave a brother in Christ is that a better motivation for reading our Bible is to connect with Jesus.
I use an app called “Reading Plan,” which has many different options (thematic, chronological, 5-day, 7-day, etc.) to track my reading. It keeps track of my daily reading, including reminder notifications and a link to the Bible when I am on the go.
What is the best reading plan? The one you will use.
I have tried many different plans, and some work better for me than others. I use a five-day chronological reading plan for 2022, and I like to change it each year. There is no secret, and we are all different. So pick one, use it, and drink deeply from God’s Word.
This morning as I began my reading plan for the year, I was reminded of the value of God’s Word:
“More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.“Psalm 19:10