Read the Bible in a year…

My Bible studying has been seriously lacking.  I aim to correct this by going through the Bible in one year.  Should amount to about 15 minutes a day.  I won’t go through it by topical matter.  Nope, just straight through from Genesis to Revelation.

The book of Deuteronomy usually gets me.  I’ve tried this in the past.  I don’t know what it is, but I start to lose interest while studying this book.  I am sure there is much to gain from it, so I’ll try to approach it more carefully and with an mind open to God’s lessons.

As a husband and father, it is my duty to set the example.  If my kids grow up seeing a father who attends church every Sunday but does not set some personal time with God, they’ll likely follow suit.  Or worse, they will lose interest in God altogether.  As a husband, I am the spiritual leader.  I need to know what God wants for us.  How can I know this without using the sword that he provided?

As a Christian, I realize God has a will for me.  I can choose to ignore that will by not prepping myself everyday.  There’s something special about starting the day with a cup of coffee in one hand, and the Bible in the other.  While improvement can come quickly, a steadfast discipleship will bring about subtle improvements over a long period of time.  It will also allow me to understand who God is more clearly.

The last year has had its ups and downs.  I wonder how I would have handled certain situations if I had been more into the Bible.


6 Responses to “Read the Bible in a year…”

  1. Dan Says:

    I’ve found it helpful to use a one year Bible. It helps me get over the Leviticus wall. I’ve found Leviticus to be a very easy place to get bogged down and give up.

  2. mjb Says:

    Thanks Dan. For some reason, it is usually Deuteronomy that gets me. I think it is because it is so soon after reading Leviticus.

    So far I’ve been doing good. A few chapters into Genesis, but then, Genesis is an amazing book!

  3. Joseph Says:

    I have found that once I tore out the page in between the old and new testament and spent some time meditating on how the apostles preached from the word to show people about Jesus… I found that once I did that Leviticus and Deuteronomy took on a “whole new life.”

  4. metaljaybird Says:

    I’m still in Genesis, but I really hope the Word comes more alive as I read it. Not saying it is dead, just certain parts can be harder to read.

  5. escapedmentalpatient Says:

    HAHA you haven’t actually read through all the drivel? LOL that might explain why you are still a believer….

  6. mjb Says:


    Have you actually read it? I’d encourage you to read it with an open mind. Go ahead, put down your God Delusion book, stop being brain washed, and try it out. It might just change your mind.

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