There are many ways of reading through the Bible. When I was in my late teens, I devoured it, my Bible from those days is covered in red underlinings! I’ve used various devotional books and Bible reading notes. When I was doing a lot of driving, I listened to ‘The Bible in a Year’ in order to ‘read’ the scriptures the way they were originally communicated, i.e. aurally.
In recent years I’ve found it helpful to follow the ‘Daily Lectionary’ – a three-year sweep of the major themes, anchored by the main points of Jesus’ life from the prophecies of his Advent to the promise of his final Kingdom rule. By no means do I manage to read all the passages all the days! But I have definitely found the daily focus (generally) on an Old Testament passage that has a connection with a New Testament passage, along with portions of two Psalms per week, to be about the right amount for prayerfully reading and journalling God’s words to me.
Digital distraction is my world, so in the last couple of years I’ve taken the time to copy and paste the daily readings from the Revised Common Lectionary website of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library into a Word document and then printed off as a booklet to use with my paper Bible rather than (the wonderful) biblegateway.com. With Advent beginning in a few days, it’s time for a new booklet, which I share with you here in case you find it helpful too: Daily Lectionary Readings 2023.
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