As I was thinking about my Bible reading plans for the year, I came across this great series of posts on Matthew Hoskinson’s blog. I appreciated his reminder that “The goal is not the goal. The goal is a means to the goal, namely, glorifying God through an increased knowledge of and affection for him and his gospel through his word.” I often get so focused on just reading the Bible in a year, or whatever my current goal is, that I become more self-righteous and legalistic about the goal, rather than really growing in knowledge of and love for the Savior.
This year, I decided to follow the plan in my ESV Study Bible, which takes you through each book one time and Psalms, Isaiah, Luke, and Romans twice. I like that the reading is divided between Psalms and Wisdom Literature, the Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and the Gospels and Epistles. The reading also seems to be a reasonable amount, so it’s not overwhelming. ESV Study Bible reading plan
Here are a couple other plans I considered:
You can find some more ideas on Matt’s blog or at Crossway, or do a little googling and you’ll find tons. It doesn’t really matter what plan you follow, as long as you’re reading God’s Word this year, learning more about Him, and growing in your love for Him and others.
What are your Bible reading plans for this year?