Receiving daily intake of the Word of God is vital for the spiritual health of any Christian. One of the ways to create the habit of being in the Word and also to expose yourself to all of the Word of God and not just your favourite portions is by using a Bible Reading Plan.
January 1st marks the beginning of a new year and the beginning of a new decade. It is the perfect time to evaluate your current reading habits and determine to dig deeper into God’s Word during 2011.
Here is a list of Bible Reading Plans that may help:
52 Week Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
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 [PDF]
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.
Bible Reading Chart [WWW]
Not technically a “plan”, but have total freedom and control with this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed, Bible Reading Chart to track what you have read over 2011.
Chronological Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
Read through the Bible in a year in the order the events occurred chronologically.
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
Read through the Bible in a year. Four chapters a day beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.
ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
Read through the Bible in a year taking a reading from each of four lists; Psalms & Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch & History of Israel, Chronicles & Prophets, and Gospels & Epistles.
Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System [PDF / NEW Bookmarks + .PSD File]
Read through all the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters 4-5 times, the OT wisdom literature six times, all the Psalms at least twice, all the Proverbs as well as Acts a dozen times, and all the way through the OT History and Prophetic books about 1.5 times each year.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan [WWW]
Read through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once in a year. Also contains Don Carson’s modified version spread over two years.
Straight Through the Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
Read straight through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in a year.
Tabletalk Bible in a Year [PDF]
Read through the Bible in a year. Two readings each day; one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
The Legacy Reading Plan [PDF]
Read through the Bible in a year. What makes this plan different is that it doesn’t have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month. The aim is to give you more flexibility, but also to ground you in “a book” and its message.
Two-Year Bible Reading Plan [PDF]
Read through the Bible over two years, with Psalms and Proverbs being read four times during those two years.
It’s not so important which Bible Reading Plan you select, but rather that you are reading your Bible. May God be glorified and you edified as you immerse yourself in God’s self-revelation to mankind.
So which Bible Reading Plan will you use in 2011?
If you used one in 2010, which one and will you be using it again next year?
Do you have a favourite plan not in the list?