Bible Reading Plans for 2015 – Ligonier Ministries Blog

Bible Reading Plans for 2015 by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog.

2 Tim 3-16Many Christians like to begin the new year with a firm resolve to read the inscripturated Word of God all the way through in one year or at least with some daily consistency. To this end, many Bible reading plans have been devised.

Ligonier Ministries recently posted on their blog (Dec.26, 2014) an excellent list of such plans and resources. It would be worth your time to browse this list and pick a plan, whether for your personal devotions or family devotions.

Here’s Ligonier’s short description; visit the link above to find a plan that fits your purpose and needs.

Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2015 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below (then follows their list, which see above for the link):

I might also point you to the daily devotional feature on the PRC website, since this also includes at the bottom of each devotional a plan for reading through the Bible in a year.

Also, as an encouragement to spend time in God’s Word each day, I post this recent Grace Gems devotional adapted from a work by the Puritan Thomas Brooks (1608-1680) on the Scriptures as God’s love-letter to His people – a reminder of the value and blessing of the Bible:

The Scripture is God’s love-letter to men.

Here the lamb may wade–and here the elephant may swim!

The blessed Scriptures are of infinite worth and value!
Here you may find . . .
a remedy for every disease,
balm for every wound,
a plaster for every sore,
  milk for babes,
meat for strong men,
comfort for the afflicted,
support for the tempted,
solace for the distressed,
ease for the wearied,
a staff to support the feeble,
a sword to defend the weak.

The holy Scriptures are . . .
the map of God’s mercy–and man’s misery,
the touchstone of truth,
the shop of remedies against all maladies,
the hammer of vices,
the treasury of virtues,
the exposer of all sensual and worldly vanities,
the balance of equity,
the most perfect rule of all justice and honesty.

Ah, friends, no book befits your hands like the Bible!

The Bible is the best preacher.
This book, this preacher will preach to you . . .
in your shops,
in your chambers,
in your closets,
yes, in your own bosoms!
This book will preach to you at home and abroad;
it will preach to you in all companies; and it will
preach to you in all conditions.

By this book you shall be saved–or
by this book you shall be damned!
By this book you must live.
By this book you must die.
By this book you shall be judged in the great day!

Oh, therefore . . .
love this book above all other books,
prize this book above all other books,
read this book before all other books,
study this book more than all other books!
For he who reads much–and understands nothing,
is like him who hunts much–and catches nothing!

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