It’s a new year. And you might be thinking about resolutions. Maybe there’s a habit you want to break. Perhaps you want to learn something new. In the middle of all the resolutions, however, I’d like to add one for you to consider.
How about reading through the Bible? Lots of us pick up the Bible and read a favorite verse and think about it a bit. And then a few days later maybe we pick it up again and read a favorite chapter or passage. But have you considered reading through it this year?
There’s something powerful about reading the entirety of the Bible as a whole. The way it all fits together and all the things you can learn from even the less exciting parts of it are simply amazing. Today’s verse talks about hiding God’s word in our hearts. One way we can do that is to read through the Bible this year.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. – Psalm 119:11 (NIV)
If you haven’t before, consider reading through the whole Bible this year. You can find a plan to follow on YouVersion or online, or just keep it really simple. You could simply read 3-4 chapters a day, which will allow you to finish in the course of a year.
Even if you follow a plan and get a few days behind, don’t give up. Maybe it will take you a year and a half, but however long it takes, determine to make reading through the Bible one of your goals this year.