There are many reasons for us to read God’s word. Here are just a few of the reasons.
- It is one of the ways that we grow in respect to salvation (1 Peter 2:2-3).
- It is part of renewing our minds and being transformed (Rom 12:2).
- It builds us up and gives us our inheritance (Acts 20:32).
- It keeps our ways pure (Psalm 119:9-11).
- It performs its work in our lives (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
I encourage everyone to spend time reading God’s word every day. It is very helpful to have a reading plan. There is not a one-plan-fits-all. I have listed my current plan and the one that I used last year. They are on the aggressive side, and take some time. I try to spend time in the Psalms and Proverbs every day. Then, I like to read a chapter in the gospels. Then, I have a reading from the Old Testament and the New Testament. My personal reading plans may work for some people. There are other Bible reading plans that will fit others better. I try to change my reading plans every year. Let me encourage you to pick a plan that will work for you or create your own, which is what I do. May the Lord open your heart and mind, fill you with His joy as you feast on His word (Jeremiah 15:16), and may you grow in your faith this year.
The Navigators have several different daily Bible reading plans available at their website. Here is the link to download one of their plans: https://www.navigators.org/resource/bible-reading-plans/