December 30, 2015
Many people set goals for the new year that attempt to improve upon food, fitness or finance. We at Shelby Systems would like to suggest an alternative with eternal rewards.
I Timothy 4:8 states: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
Just as our bodies need a proper diet and exercise to thrive, our soul needs spiritual nourishment to continue the process of sanctification. Make 2016 the year that you get into the Word of God (on a daily basis) and get the Word of God into you. Reading through the Bible and memorizing scripture will cause you to grow and mature in your faith like never before.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from (with links to the detailed documents).
Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it here:
52 Week Bible Reading Plan
Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.
5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan
Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.
A Bible Reading Chart
Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed, chart to track your reading over 2016.
Chronological Bible Reading Plan
Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan
Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.
Every Word in the Bible
Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.
Historical Bible Reading Plan
The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.
The Legacy Reading Plan
This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month, and set number of Proverbs and Psalms to read each week. It aims to give you more flexibility, while grounding you in specific books of the Bible each month.
With the popularity of smartphones, tablets and e-readers, it has never been easier to read through the wisdom of the Bible in one year.
This is the ebook that I recently chose to help me read through God’s word in 2016 (perhaps it will appeal to you as well):