The Bible in One Year | The Benefits of a Reading Plan

bible in one year seo“Give us day by day our daily bread” (Luke 11:3).

Take a stroll through the Bible in one year with our B.R.E.A.D. (Bible Reading Enriches Any Day) Bible. This resource provides a selection of Bible verses each day in an easily accessible format, following a chronological pattern. It begins with the story of Creation and follows the timeline of God’s relationship with humanity through the prophecies of Revelation. Each reading includes sound wisdom from Proverbs.

Consider the five benefits of a reading plan:

1. Develops Understanding of God

God has made Himself known in Scripture. The onus is on us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). Knowing God strengthens us. Each time we open the Word of God, we are invited to know more about God’s character.

2. Inspires

All Scripture is “breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16, ESV). If you need daily inspiration (we all do!), you will find it in the one-year Bible.

3. Teaches Attributes of Christians

Jesus modeled many examples of how to conduct our lives. To name a few, we should be inclusive, treat others with respect, uphold biblical mandates, and practice forgiveness and humility. Furthermore, we have a mandate to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2).

James Littles has much to offer on imitating Jesus in More like Him: The Process of Spiritual Formation. James Littles invites us to take a closer look at the process of becoming more like Jesus. Through careful examination of Scripture honed over a lifetime of walking a journey of faith, he shares many of the insights he has learned and taught. This book will gently nudge you in the direction of a closer walk with the Master. And as you make your way through the book, you will find joy and a refreshing in your spirit in the process.

4. Instructs How to Pray

In Luke 5:15, Jesus models prayer. He withdraws to a quiet place to pray. He “often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer” (NLT). Prayer is how we communicate with God and how we become mature Christians.

If you ever lack words, pray Scriptures. The Lord’s Prayer is a beautiful prayer to pray. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9–13). Pray it and then meditate on these words.

5. Offers Daily Instruction

The Bible shows us how to live and conduct our lives. When starting a new job, employees are often asked to read the company handbook. Each company has requirements and policies for employees. Similarly, the Bible is God’s owner’s manual. He left instructions for us within. We all need daily reminders of these instructions.

Special features of the B.R.E.A.D Bible:

  • Coordinates with the annual BREAD program
  • A proverb to begin each reading
  • A certificate for recording your completion of reading the Bible
  • Detachable bookmarks

Two Takeaways

  1. Daily Bible reading allows you to put into practice steps 1–5.
  2. Daily Bible reading draws you closer to God.

Resources and Links

Grab the BREAD Bible here.

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