Read Through the Bible in Two Years

For the last several years, I have done a Read Through the Bible in One Year plan. I like plans like this that include a reading from the Old Testament and New Testament, plus a Psalm and Proverb. I think it’s important to read the entire Bible, every word of it, and I’m glad that I’ve done that.

But, I’ve found that the whole Bible in one year is a lot to absorb and it doesn’t give me much time to reflect and meditate on what I’ve read, so this year I decided I wanted to do a “Read Through the Bible in Two Years” plan. Simple enough, right? Nope. So, I made my own and I’d love to have some people join me.

The plan is set up to read through each book of the Bible from beginning to end, alternating between Old Testament and New Testament books. I tried to keep the Old Testament books in chronological order. For example, Job is read after Genesis and before Exodus. I also intentionally placed New Testament books with related Old Testament books to help us see the connections in the text. For example, Hebrews is read between Leviticus and Numbers. I love to read one chapter of Luke every day from December 1-24, so each year ends with reading the book of Luke.

You’ll also notice that the Bible reading plan is set up week by week rather than day by day. One week you will devote every day to the four chapters of Philippians. In this weekly format, you could read the whole book on the first day of the week, then reread little parts the other six days … or you could read half of each chapter every day. You decide. Another week you’re assigned to read fourteen chapters of Leviticus – you might read several chapters one day and just one chapter another. Having a week by week format allows you this flexibility, but still keeps you on target.

One more thing, Psalms and Proverbs are not included in this reading plan. This, too, is intentional. I suggest that you use three sticky notes. Place one sticky note wherever you are in the Two-Year-Bible-Reading-Plan, then place one in Psalms and one in Proverbs. Begin each day with a passage of Psalms, then a few verses in Proverbs, and end with your daily reading. Each day move your sticky notes as needed, so you’re ready for the next day.

I’m going to start Week 1 on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Who wants to join me?

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