“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 states that we are to study the Bible and Psalm 1:2 encourages us to meditate on the Word “day and night.” As long as we read and study some part of the Bible every day, it does not matter how much of the Bible we read in one day. You might for example use the same amount of time studying a certain section of Scripture as someone who uses the same amount of time to study a larger portion of Scripture. Something that would be good for everyone to do during some point or points in their lifetimes is to read the entire Bible from cover to cover. This achievement can be accomplished within a year, which would make the act of studying and reading the entire Bible in one year a great New Years’ resolution for the upcoming year of 2020.
There are various plans available, which include the standard reading of 4 chapters a day beginning with Genesis chapter 1 and ending with Revelation chapter 22. By reading four chapters a day, you can completely read the Bible in around eleven months. This plan works best for some who are not able to read four entire chapters every day, but rather, can only read one or two chapters on some days if you are trying to read the entire Bible in the length of one year.
There are other plans available online, which you can find by typing “Read Entire Bible in One Year” into Google. Reading plans can include, reading the books of the Bible in chronological order according to when they were written, reading what the Bible says about different topics at different times, reading different parts of the Bible each day, and so on. A wonderful thing about making reading the Bible in one year a New Year’s resolution is that it can be an accomplishment that you can achieve over and over. You can never read the Bible too much! I know of an elderly man who has read the Bible from cover to cover over 40 times! This goal can help everyone learn more about what God expects of us in order to reach Heaven. Reading the Bible every day will also draw us closer to God! I hope that everyone has a safe and Happy New Year, and may 2020 find us all working toward that same goal of reaching a home in Heaven one day!