I pray you had a wonderful and blessed celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Many of us are looking forward to putting 2020 behind and turning the page to 2021.
As we prepare to enter the new year, I wanted to share my 2021 Bible Reading Plan with you. I set a goal to read through the Bible every year. Every year I use a different translation. This year I will be using the ESV version of the Bible.
I invite you to join me on this journey. It is shown that there is nothing you can do to enhance your spiritual growth than to read the Bible for yourself. Not church attendance. Not group Bible study. Not volunteering. It is personally reading, studying, and mediating on God’s Word.
Ultimately, it is not about the goal of reading the Bible. It is not about creating a new habit. This pursuit is about meeting with God and listening to him on a daily basis. When you meet with God you will be changed. You will walk with new confidence and assurance because he will give you a new mind and heart. And if 2021 is anything like 2020, then you will need that!
It is said if you want a word from God you got to be in the Word of God. It is through the Word that God speaks to us. It is through the Word that we hear from him. Receive the gift of God’s Word in 2021.
To share a few quick thoughts on this Bible reading plan.
- There are three readings each day. There are two readings from the Old Testament and one reading from the New Testament. If you have never read the Bible before, you might start with reading just the New Testament readings.
- There are no readings assigned on the weekends. This assumes you participate in Sunday worship and hear God’s Word publicly read on that day. Saturday is also unassigned to allow you to catch up if you missed a reading. If you are caught up you can use the extra day to review the readings from the previous week.
- Each page has three columns of readings. You can cut out each column and use it as a bookmark in your Bible.
It is a great encouragement to hear how many people have been using this Bible reading plan. If you have been blessed through spending time in God’s Word, please share in the comments.