Why Should I Read the Bible in a Year?

January 1, 2021

Read the Bible in a Year

Reading the Word of God is the foundational spiritual discipline of the Christian life. Through its pages, God reveals to us the way that He would have us live. There is no other standard for our life than the teachings found within. Building a routine that leads us to read the entire Bible in a year is a beautiful way of growing in our faith.

But why is it important to read the Bible in a year?

1. It Creates Healthy Habits

Time with God in His Word must be part of our daily routine. Through it, God gives us the strength and motivation to conquer our day. Consistency in this practice leads us to great growth as the Holy Spirit fills our lives.

2. It Ensures We Read the Entire Bible

When we don’t have a plan regarding how we read our Bible, we often never end up reading certain parts of it. Having a roadmap to follow guarantees that we will not miss anything in God’s Word. All of the Bible is valuable to our lives, and it would be a shame if we passed by even a single word.

3. It Shapes Our Worldview

Our thoughts shape our actions, and our thoughts stem from our worldview. When we know the whole of God’s story, as recorded in the Bible, it begins to shape our worldview. God takes the things that we learn and makes them become part of us, leading us to a life pleasing to Him.

Never forget that “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right” (2 Timothy 3:15 NLT). Commit to reading the entire Bible this coming year, and watch how God changes your life!

Ryan Heathco

Ryan Heathco is the Lead Pastor of Ben Davis Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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