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When I first started studying my Bible, I would say a prayer, open it up and let the pages fall where they would.
I often landed in the
Second Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) tells us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” You will find beauty and instruction in every part of the Bible.
At first, I stayed in the Psalms because of their rhythm and beauty. Now I find the entire Bible challenging and exhilarating. But it took me a while to get there.
So how can you get there? Where do you start?
See the Big Picture?
Make a goal to read the entire Bible. There are Bible apps that offer a variety of reading plans to guide you.
Choose a book of the Bible or a topic to study in depth. Or learn how to see where Christ is found throughout all of Scripture. “One Story” teaches you how to read the Bible’s different literary styles (poetry, letters, narrative, law, etc.) through a Christ-centered lens.
Build a Habit?
While I began with letting the pages fall where they would, that approach is not sustainable.
“Four Sevens” is a “28-day devotional experiment” that will help you establish the daily discipline of intentional Bible reading by studying the Gospel of Luke.
It’s important to find a plan that works for you — one that will help you stay motivated and focused.
I carve out 30 minutes after my children have left for school to spend time in the Bible. These quiet moments of study are essential to the rest of my day. They’ve become a habit that, when I miss it, I notice and crave it.
What’s Your Next Step?
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