Several years ago I came up with a two-year Bible reading plan. There are two reasons I did this. First, I always seemed to drop the ball on the one year plans, usually around Deuteronomy. A two-year plan is more manageable for me in my busyness, because I have smaller daily readings. Second, because a two-year allows me to read through the Bible a little more slowly, it also allows me more time to meditate and reflect on what I’m reading rather than rushing to get my chapters done.
The plan basically, with a few exceptions, has you read two Old Testament chapters a day for the first year and about three months; the final 9 months or so have you read one New Testament chapter a day. There are also some make-up days built into the last part of December. I thought I’d share this with the Crew family, in case anyone else finds it helpful. Go here to download the whole TWO-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN. Print it off and keep it with you in your Bible.
Whether it’s this plan or another, I hope we all commit to regularly reading through the Word. Reading through the whole Bible gives us a “big picture” view of God’s message to us. Especially in light of Josh’s message Sunday, I encourage you to look for how God unfolds His plan to redeem fallen mankind through the Savior Jesus Christ. This is the main storyline of the Bible, and if you look for it you’ll see it everywhere. Whether it’s through God’s slaughtering of an animal to cover Adam and Eve’s shame, or Abraham’s willingness to not spare His own Son, or the Messianic Psalms, or prophecies of men like Isaiah (see chapter 53)– the whole book is this: God saving undeserving people by sending His Son to die in their place. May we all be caused to worship the Savior with greater fervor as we read through the Scriptures!