Saturday, February 23, 2019

Daily Bible Readings

The importance of reading the Bible daily
Jesus tells us that the first and greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). One crucial way of doing this is by reading the Bible. The Bible is our normative witness to Jesus Christ. The words of the Bible are still the ones through which Jesus most prefers to speak to us. It remains our best antidote to the Olympian worldview of the Global Technological System.

There are many ways of developing the daily habit of reading the Bible
To begin with, set aside a regular time each day to read the Bible. First thing in the morning is best. Then:

1. Read the Bible a certain length of time each day beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation.

2. Read any book of the Bible continuously from beginning to end, choose another book and do the same, and continue this process until you've read all the books of the Bible.

3. Follow the readings in a lectionary of daily Bible readings. A lectionary generally includes four brief passages of the Bible taken from the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament letters, and Gospels. Using a lectionary prayerfully takes about 15 minutes each day and allows you to read through the whole Bible in two years.

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