This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8 ESV
The start of a new year is an opportune time to reflect on the events of the year past, and plan for the year ahead. As you launch into the new year, do you have a plan to dwell in God’s Word on a regular basis? Although we are already a few days into the new year, it’s not too late to set a goal for reading and dive into the Word! Below are links to several plans for reading the Bible this year:
Discipleship Journal: Offers several reading plans, including the “Discipleship Journal Reading Plan” which walks through the entire Bible in a year while providing several “catch-up” days per month to prevent falling behind.
McCheyne: Entire Bible in a year, with the New Testament and Psalms read twice.
Chronological: Plan for reading through the Bible in chronological order.
New Testament: This plan from The Navigators’ Discipleship Journal will take you through the New Testament in five minutes a day, and provides tips for studying and applying the Word.
Blue Letter Bible: Offers several customizable reading plans.
As you consider using one of these plans, check out this article by John Piper on the importance of planning for our spiritual growth and its Biblical basis.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.”