I remember the first time I tried to read through the Bible in a year. A few months into it (right about the time I got to Leviticus!) I started waning. After a while, I became frustrated at falling behind and more focused on finishing the task than feeding on the Word.

I’d like to propose some Bible reading plans that will help you enjoy God’s Word in 2021 and beyond. These are reading plans that don’t have to end when the year does. Whether you want a full chronological Bible reading plan for an entire year or to walk through the Psalms in a month, these will keep you engaged, keep you growing, keep you from giving up, and keep you loving the Scriptures.

The following ideas are Bible reading plans, not necessarily study plans. While study is essential for growing in the Christian life, many people have a tough time just staying consistent in the Word. I’m a firm believer that if you have a plan, you can develop consistency and the more you read and begin to understand God’s Word, the more you will see how it applies to your life and how much of God it reveals. As a result, your desire (and self-discipline) to study it will greatly improve.

Second Timothy 3:16 tells us: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” so that each of us can be “complete, equipped for every good work”. Are you ready to be complete and “equipped for every good work” in 2021? Then here are 10 Bible-reading plans to consider starting in January:

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