Two years ago, Sarah wrote a stellar blog post about reading through the Bible in a year. It motivated me to read through the Bible yearly. Before that, when I read my Bible, I read for a half hour with somewhat of a plan—through the New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs and start over. Every three or four years, I read through the whole Bible. Because of Sarah’s blog post, I decided to try consistently reading through the Bible in a year.
We are usually challenged to read through the Bible in a year starting on January 1st. I didn’t want to wait for a new year, so I began on July 14, 2016 and finished on June 5, 2017. I commenced again on June 6. I keep track of it in Evernote on my computer. I like to put dates in my Bibles, but Bibles don’t hold up like they used to, and mine are regularly needing to be replaced.
Back in Genesis again, I was reminded of noteworthy details of creation that I forgot from the previous reading like God creating light and darkness on the first day before there was a sun, moon, or stars. I am intrigued that He created grass, herbs, and trees on day three when the sun wasn’t made until the fourth day.
I read about Abraham sending “his eldest servant of his house” back to his country for a wife for Isaac. I was drawn to the prayer the Eleazar prayed and God’s answer to it.
Anyone else do yearly Bible read throughs? How many have you done? When do you start?
Trusting in Jesus,
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).