Remember to Read Your Bible This Year

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  • Bible Reading Plan: Week 1 of 2023
    • Day 1. Genesis 1-3. Job 1
    • Day 2. Genesis 4-6. Job 2
    • Day 3. Genesis 7-9. Job 3
    • Day 4. Genesis 10-12. Job 4
    • Day 5. Genesis 13-15. Job 5
    • Day 6. Genesis 15-18. Job 6

When I was in Bible college, there was a season when I found myself spending hours reading the Bible (not because I was required to read the Bible, but for personal growth). It was a beautiful season in life, a season when I grew much. I would like to return to that season, and I would like to share that season with you.

An interesting question had popped in my mind back then: what is right, and what is wrong? I thought I would find the answer in the Bible, so I began to spend hours reading it and trying to make sense of it. I was somewhat disappointed when I realized the answer to my question wasn’t necessarily what I had been looking for. In fact, not only was the answer not what I thought it would be, but I also ended up with many more questions,

As you read your Bible, you’ll find out the Bible doesn’t say some things you think it says, that it says some things you thought it wouldn’t say, and that the way things actually fit together isn’t necessarily the way you were taught things fit together.

When the religious leaders accused the Lord’s disciples of breaking the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-8), Jesus pointed out to the religious leaders that they had not understood everything the Bible had to say about the Sabbath (in reality, they had misinterpreted the Bible through their traditions).

In the same way, many Christians have not understood the Bible because what they actually know is their traditions. However, reading the Bible can be very liberating to the mind and the soul. Always remember this: God gave you a Bible to free your mind, but man gives you tradition to bind your mind.

I’d like to invite you to read the Bible this year by following my Bible reading plan. You can find the daily readings here, and you can get a description of the plan here. Moreover, throughout the year, I’ll share with you some content related to the readings.

I hope that this year, as you read your Bible, you grow and bear much fruit.

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