A teacher once told me (with a certain glint in his eye), “We all agree that the Bible is the Word of God, the problem is what does it say?”. Whilst I can’t tell you the answer to that question, (though maybe your theological package is more tightly tied up than mine), I can tell you that I am frequently left aghast at my ignorance of what the Bible says. This was in fact highlighted for me as I, with great embarrassment, tried a quiz on the biblicalstudiesorg.uk blog (http://biblicalstudiesorguk.blogspot.com/2009/12/12-days-of-christmas-quiz-day-1.html). I know nothing and immediately resolved to read the Bible better in 2010.
Now this brings me to the point – possibly the number one resolution for Christians is, “I will read my Bible more,” or even better, “I shall read the Bible from cover to cover this year”. Yet such a task does seem to be notoriously difficult, one which we need some extra help in. For a few years I used the excellent NIVChronological Bible (available from various sources, such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Year-Chronological-Bible-NIV-Bible/dp/1414314094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262169028&sr=8-1) and found it excellent. But after the third reading I needed a fresh way of reading and so found some other sites which helped me adapt to the way I wanted to read whilst still ensuring a good daily does of the Scriptures.
So here are a couple of sites which provide some good plans which might help you fulfil the goal of reading the Bible in a year in 2010:
I pray you will have the grit and determination to see the journey the whole way through, remember, we might occasionally miss a meal, but we don’t give up eating simply because of that. In the same way maybe you will fail here and there in your reading goal, don’t give up, restart and you will be amazed how blessed you feel at the end of 2010 when you have read the whole Bible in one year.