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Bible Reading Tips and Resources
“Worldly worldview in; worldly worldview out.” We can counteract the influences around us in no better way than by immersing ourselves and our family in God’s truth.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2
Add to Your Bible Reading
Meditation
Memorization
Discussion (throughout the day)
Application (to practical situations)
Add to Your Bible Reading
Seek for God in His Word
Note instructions to obey
Find and trust promises
Observe good (and bad) examples
How To Approach Your Bible Reading
Pray for understanding
Be right with God and others
Be eager to hear God’s Word
Be willing to do His will
How To Interpret the Bible
Although most of the Bible is straightforward and clear, the following principles will help ensure that you come to an accurate understanding of God’s words to you:
Stay true to the context of the passage
Use standard word definitions and grammar rules
Observe literary forms
Explore background of history, geography, and customs
Compare Scripture with Scripture; it will agree with itself
Use clear passages to interpret unclear passages
Look up difficult words in the Greek or Hebrew
Use Bible Study Tools
Bible reference books can greatly help you and your family study God’s Word. You can build your own Bible reference library book by book. Many of these study helps are available free online at: CrossWalk.com
Bible Handbook
Subject Index & Chain Reference (in Bible)
Topical Bible
Interlinear Bible
Hebrew & Greek Lexicons
Concordance
Maps
Commentaries
Parallel Bible
Bible Dictionary
Bible Encyclopedia
Bible Reading Tip
You can listen to an audio recording of the Scriptures while following along in your own Bible. This is especially helpful to get through the names in the Old Testament and to keep the pace from getting bogged down.
Listen to the Bible Online
Christian actor George Sarris narrates the King James Version of the Bible word-for-word at: The Audio Bible
Bible Reading Schedule Features
Start any month
Read 6 days a week (allows for church on Sunday)
Read 4 weeks per month (24 days per month)
This gives you 4-7 days per month, counting the Sundays, to catch up and stay on schedule.
 
Week One:
 
Week One:
 
Week One:
 
 
Genesis 1–4
 
Psalm 1
Matthew 1
 
 
Genesis 5-9
Proverbs 1:1-17
Matthew 2
 
 
Genesis 10-14
Psalm 2
Matthew 3
 
 
Genesis 15-18
Proverbs 1:8-19
Matthew 4
 
 
Genesis 19-22
Psalm 3
Matthew 5:1-26
 
 
Genesis 23-25
Proverbs 1:20-27
Matthew 5:27-48
 
*Column 1: Complete Bible (minus Psalms and Proverbs)
  Column 2: Psalms and Proverbs
  Column 3: New Testament Only
These selections may be combined in different ways. For example:
You may want to do one or two family readings of Columns 1 and 2, and use Column 3 for private or school reading.
Alternatively, if you have very young children, you may want to do Columns 2 and 3 for your family reading, and Column 1 for your private reading.
For a complete yearly Bible-reading schedule click on the months at the top of this page.
Other Online Schedules
The following websites have schedules for Bible reading:
Choose from five ways to read through the Bible: chronologically, historically, Old and New Testatments together, beginning to end, or blended: www.backtothebible.org/devotions/journey
Four categories of readings for each day: historical, devotional, prophe-tic, and doctrinal: www.rejoicing.com/bread.html
Charts progress; choice of translation if reading online: bible.crosswalk.com/BibleInAYear
 
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