Aiming in 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

A few years ago I found out that the average person can read the Bible in about 90 hours.  I still haven't put in the 90 consecutive hours to accomplish this goal. Those 90 hours are pretty much always floating around in my brain.

Peter Kroll recently posted about his strategy for reading through the whole Bible. He is a reader and he applies his love for reading to the Bible. You can read the post over HERE if you like. 

His strategy is this - at the beginning of the year he puts aside all other reading and only reads the Bible until he has read through the whole Bible. 
If you read the article by Kroll, you'll see that during this "run" he reads just to read, knowing that he'll be done soon and then he can pick up studying again. 

I thought this was a great idea! I've always loved books and words. Over the last few years I've become more of a reader. I'm still no bookworm, but I thought, "I can do this!". 

I printed out a Chronological reading plan and I'm aiming to read the Bible the way that I read books until I've read through the entire thing. 

As of last night, I've read through Genesis and Job and I'm halfway through Exodus.

What's your strategy? How are you reading the Bible right now?

Basically, I'm excited to see ALL of Scripture over the course of just a few months in order to see the bigger picture more clearly.

In a post of his own, Justin Taylor laid out some specific plans for reading the Bible in 2014. You can read the post HERE.

He quotes Thomas Watson who said, 

"A Christian without meditation is like a solider without arms, or a workman without tools. 
Without meditation the truths of God will not stay with us; 
the heart is hard, and the memory is slippery, and without meditation all is lost.”
How true Watson's words are! 

My heart IS hard. My memory IS slippery. I need to be IN the Bible so that my tools stay sharp and my soul has TRUTH to meditate on. 

My library card won't be very busy and my goodreads won't be updated...but my SOUL will be GATHERING treasure! 

Won't you join me?

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea! I read the Bible chronologically through, finishing last year, and I loved that way of viewing it! This year, I'm reading some of the OT and NT every day, planning to read it through in a year or two. I'm heading over to read the Justin Taylor article now!


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