The Best Resolution

Bible

Join me and read the Bible, the No. 1 best selling book of all time, from cover to cover this year.

You are in good company if you make this resolution!

John Adams, the second president of the United States, read the entire Bible every year. He studied the Scriptures every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Regularly reading the Bible shaped his character, and his character shaped our country.

Andrew Jackson, our seventh president, referred to the Bible as “The rock on which our Republic rests.” He read three to five chapters each day.

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, called the Bible “The best gift God has ever given to man … But for it we could not know right from wrong.”

Woodrow Wilson, our 28th president, said, “The Bible is the Word of life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourself. When you have read the Bible you will know it is the Word of God, because you will have found in it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th president, and his family used the Bible each day during family devotions, with each family member taking his or her turn in reading a passage.

Jimmy Carter, our 39th president, reads the Bible daily and has taught a Sunday school class for over four decades.

Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, wrote, “Inside the Bible’s pages lay all the answers to all the problems man has ever known. I hope Americans will read and study the Bible … It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation. The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.”

Here are (20) reasons you should consider committing to read through the Bible this year:
• It’s the No. 1 best-selling book of all time.
• No book has made a greater impact on the world than the Bible.
• The Bible magnifies our ability to love others and to love ourselves.
• No book reveals more about God than the Bible, and God rejoices when we read it.
• Daily Bible reading centers us spiritually and is so enjoyable that you will want to encourage others to do it as well.
• Taking time to read the Bible for 15 or 30 minutes each day transforms our lives, our marriages, our relationships and our families. It helps us to be better parents, spouses, neighbors, Christians, workers, citizens and human beings.
• The Bible is the best understanding that we have of Jesus — the person who has had the greatest impact on history.
• There are over 2 billion Christians. One out of every three people on the planet practices Christianity. The Bible is their chief narrative. It’s worth knowing why.

• The Bible has inspired people to found the first universities and hospitals in Western society.
• You cannot fully appreciate Western culture, literature and art without knowing the Bible.
• Many of the expressions that we use each day come directly from the Bible.
• People constantly debate what they believe the Bible says without having read it. It’s worth reading it to find out what the Bible actually says.
• You can read the Bible every day and constantly find new things within it.
• The Bible will speak to you in a different way each time you pick it up and read it.
• Reading the Bible will push you to explore what it means to be created in God’s image, and it will help you understand God, your life’s purpose and why you were put on earth.
• No two people interpret the Bible in the exact same way. It’s worth developing your own understanding of the Bible and not settling for what someone else has to say about it.
• The Bible, prayerfully and reasonably read on a regular basis, inspires people to be better persons than they ever would be had they not taken time to read it regularly.
• The Bible offers the most sustained and vital value system in history, and we cannot live and impart these values to our children and to others unless we read it regularly.
• The Bible is like a mirror. Reading it regularly develops our conscience, helps us to arrange our priorities and encourages us to make significant improvements in our lives.
• Reading the Bible keeps our heads and our hearts in the right place, develops compassion and good judgment within us and prepares us to spend eternity with God.

Here is a chronological reading schedule which will only take about 15 minutes a day. Every day before you start to read pray, “Lord open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from Your Word.”

Jan 1 Gen 1‐3
Jan 2 Gen 4‐7
Jan 3 Gen 8‐11
Jan 4 Job 1‐5
Jan 5 Job 6‐9
Jan 6 Job 10‐13
Jan 7 Job 14‐16
Jan 8 Job 17‐20
Jan 9 Job 21‐23
Jan 10 Job 24‐28
Jan 11 Job 29‐31
Jan 12 Job 32‐34
Jan 13 Job 35‐37
Jan 14 Job 38‐39
Jan 15 Job 40‐42
Jan 16 Gen 12‐15
Jan 17 Gen 16‐18
Jan 18 Gen 19‐21
Jan 19 Gen 22‐24
Jan 20 Gen 25‐26
Jan 21 Gen 27‐29
Jan 22 Gen 30‐31
Jan 23 Gen 32‐34
Jan 24 Gen 35‐37
Jan 25 Gen 38‐40
Jan 26 Gen 41‐42
Jan 27 Gen 43‐45
Jan 28 Gen 46‐47
Jan 29 Gen 48‐50
Jan 30 Ex 1‐3
Jan 31 Ex 4‐6
Feb 1 Ex 7‐9
Feb 2 Ex 10‐12
Feb 3 Ex 13‐15
Feb 4 Ex 16‐18
Feb 5 Ex 19‐21
Feb 6 Ex 22‐24
Feb 7 Ex 25‐27
Feb 8 Ex 28‐29
Feb 9 Ex 30‐32
Feb 10 Ex 33‐35
Feb 11 Ex 36‐38
Feb 12 Ex 39‐40
Feb 13 Lev 1‐4
Feb 14 Lev 5‐7
Feb 15 Lev 8‐10
Feb 16 Lev 11‐13
Feb 17 Lev 14‐15
Feb 18 Lev 16‐18
Feb 19 Lev 19‐21
Feb 20 Lev 22‐23
Feb 21 Lev 24‐25
Feb 22 Lev 26‐27
Feb 23 Num 1‐2
Feb 24 Num 3‐4
Feb 25 Num 5‐6
Feb 26 Num 7
Feb 27 Num 8‐10
Feb 28 Num 11‐13
Mar 1 Num 14‐15, Ps 90
Mar 2 Num 16‐17
Mar 3 Num 18‐20
Mar 4 Num 21‐22
Mar 5 Num 23‐25
Mar 6 Num 26‐27
Mar 7 Num 28‐30
Mar 8 Num 31‐32
Mar 9 Num 33‐34
Mar 10 Num 35‐36
Mar 11 Deut 1‐2
Mar 12 Deut 3‐4
Mar 13 Deut 5‐7
Mar 14 Deut 8‐10
Mar 15 Deut 11‐13
Mar 16 Deut 14‐16
Mar 17 Deut 17‐20
Mar 18 Deut 21‐23
Mar 19 Deut 24‐27
Mar 20 Deut 28‐29
Mar 21 Deut 30‐31
Mar 22 Deut 32‐34, Ps 91
Mar 23 Josh 1‐4
Mar 24 Josh 5‐8
Mar 25 Josh 9‐11
Mar 26 Josh 12‐15
Mar 27 Josh 16‐18
Mar 28 Josh 19‐21
Mar 29 Josh 22‐24
Mar 30 Judg 1‐2
Mar 31 Judg 3‐5
Apr 1 Judg 6‐7
Apr 2 Judg 8‐9
Apr 3 Judg 10‐12
Apr 4 Judg 13‐15
Apr 5 Judg 16‐18
Apr 6 Judg 19‐21
Apr 7 Ruth 1‐4
Apr 8 1 Sam 1‐3
Apr 9 1 Sam 4‐8
Apr 10 1 Sam 9‐12
Apr 11 1 Sam 13‐14
Apr 12 1 Sam 15‐17
Apr 13 1 Sam 18‐20, Ps 11, Ps 59
Apr 14 1 Sam 21‐24
Apr 15 Ps 7, Ps 27, Ps 31, Ps 34, Ps 52
Apr 16 Ps 56, Ps 120, Ps 140‐142
Apr 17 1 Sam 25‐27
Apr 18 Ps 17, Ps 35, Ps 54, Ps 63
Apr 19 1 Sam 28‐31, Ps 18
Apr 20 Ps 121, Ps 123‐125, Ps 128‐130
Apr 21 2 Sam 1‐4
Apr 22 Ps 6, Ps 8‐10, Ps 14, Ps 16, Ps 19,
Ps 21
Apr 23 1 Chr 1‐2
Apr 24 Ps 43‐45, Ps 49, Ps 84‐85, Ps 87
Apr 25 1 Chr 3‐5
Apr 26 Ps 73, Ps 77‐78
Apr 27 1 Chr 6
Apr 28 Ps 81, Ps 88, Ps 92‐93
Apr 29 1 Chr 7‐10
Apr 30 Ps 102‐104
May 1 2 Sam 5:1‐10, 1 Chr 11‐12
May 2 Ps 133
May 3 Ps 106‐107
May 4 2 Sam 5:11‐6:23, 1 Chr 13‐16
May 5 Ps 1‐2, Ps 15, Ps 22‐24, Ps 47, Ps 68
May 6 Ps 89, Ps 96, Ps 100, Ps 101, Ps 105,
Ps 132
May 7 2 Sam 7, 1 Chr 17
May 8 Ps 25, Ps 29, Ps 33, Ps 36, Ps 39
May 9 2 Sam 8‐9, 1 Chr 18
May 10 Ps 50, Ps 53, Ps 60, Ps 75
May 11 2 Sam 10, 1 Chr 19, Ps 20
May 12 Ps 65‐67, Ps 69‐70
May 13 2 Sam 11‐12, 1 Chr 20
May 14 Ps 32, Ps 51, Ps 86, Ps 122
May 15 2 Sam 13‐15
May 16 Ps 3‐4, Ps 12‐13, Ps 28, Ps 55
May 17 2 Sam 16‐18
May 18 Ps 26, Ps 40, Ps 58, Ps 61‐62, Ps 64
May 19 2 Sam 19‐21
May 20 Ps 5, Ps 38, Ps 41‐42
May 21 2 Sam 22‐23, Ps 57
May 22 Ps 95, Ps 97‐99
May 23 2 Sam 24, 1 Chr 21‐22, Ps 30
May 24 Ps 108‐110
May 25 1 Chr 23‐25
May 26 Ps 131, Ps 138‐139, Ps 143‐145
May 27 1 Chr 26‐29, Ps 127
May 28 Ps 111‐118
May 29 1 Kgs 1‐2, Ps 37, Ps 71, Ps 94
May 30 Ps 119:1‐88
May 31 1 Kgs 3‐4, 2 Chr 1, Ps 72
Jun 1 Ps 119:89‐176
Jun 2 Sng 1‐8
Jun 3 Prov 1‐3
Jun 4 Prov 4‐6
Jun 5 Prov 7‐9
Jun 6 Prov 10‐12
Jun 7 Prov 13‐15
Jun 8 Prov 16‐18
Jun 9 Prov 19‐21
Jun 10 Prov 22‐24
Jun 11 1 Kgs 5‐6, 2 Chr 2‐3
Jun 12 1 Kgs 7, 2 Chr 4
Jun 13 1 Kgs 8, 2 Chr 5
Jun 14 2 Chr 6‐7, Ps 136
Jun 15 Ps 134, Ps 146‐150
Jun 16 1 Kgs 9, 2 Chr 8
Jun 17 Prov 25‐26
Jun 18 Prov 27‐29
Jun 19 Eccl 1‐6
Jun 20 Eccl 7‐12
Jun 21 1 Kgs 10‐11, 2 Chr 9
Jun 22 Prov 30‐31
Jun 23 1 Kgs 12‐14
Jun 24 2 Chr 10‐12
Jun 25 1 Kgs 15:1‐24, 2 Chr 13‐16
Jun 26 1 Kgs 15:25‐16:34, 2 Chr 17
Jun 27 1 Kgs 17‐19
Jun 28 1 Kgs 20‐21
Jun 29 1 Kgs 22, 2 Chr 18
Jun 30 2 Chr 19‐23
Jul 1 Obad 1, Ps 82‐83

Jul 2 2 Kgs 1‐4
Jul 3 2 Kgs 5‐8
Jul 4 2 Kgs 9‐11
Jul 5 2 Kgs 12‐13, 2 Chr 24
Jul 6 2 Kgs 14, 2 Chr 25
Jul 7 Jonah 1‐4
Jul 8 2 Kgs 15, 2 Chr 26
Jul 9 Isa 1‐4
Jul 10 Isa 5‐8
Jul 11 Amos 1‐5
Jul 12 Amos 6‐9
Jul 13 2 Chr 27, Isa 9‐12
Jul 14 Mic 1‐7
Jul 15 2 Chr 28, 2 Kgs 16‐17
Jul 16 Isa 13‐17
Jul 17 Isa 18‐22
Jul 18 Isa 23‐27
Jul 19 2 Kgs 18:1‐8, 2 Chr 29‐31, Ps 48
Jul 20 Hos 1‐7
Jul 21 Hos 8‐14
Jul 22 Isa 28‐30
Jul 23 Isa 31‐34
Jul 24 Isa 35‐36
Jul 25 Isa 37‐39, Ps 76
Jul 26 Isa 40‐43
Jul 27 Isa 44‐48
Jul 28 2 Kgs 18:9‐19:37, Ps 46, Ps 80, Ps 135
Jul 29 Isa 49‐53
Jul 30 Isa 54‐58
Jul 31 Isa 59‐63
Aug 1 Isa 64‐66
Aug 2 2 Kgs 20‐21
Aug 3 2 Chr 32‐33
Aug 4 Nahum 1‐3
Aug 5 2 Kgs 22‐23, 2 Chr 34‐35
Aug 6 Zeph 1‐3
Aug 7 Jer 1‐3
Aug 8 Jer 4‐6
Aug 9 Jer 7‐9
Aug 10 Jer 10‐13
Aug 11 Jer 14‐17
Aug 12 Jer 18‐22
Aug 13 Jer 23‐25
Aug 14 Jer 26‐29
Aug 15 Jer 30‐31
Aug 16 Jer 32‐34
Aug 17 Jer 35‐37
Aug 18 Jer 38‐40, Ps 74, Ps 79
Aug 19 2 Kgs 24‐25, 2 Chr 36
Aug 20 Hab 1‐3
Aug 21 Jer 41‐45
Aug 22 Jer 46‐48
Aug 23 Jer 49‐50
Aug 24 Jer 51‐52
Aug 25 Lam 1:1‐3:36
Aug 26 Lam 3:37‐5:22
Aug 27 Ezek 1‐4
Aug 28 Ezek 5‐8
Aug 29 Ezek 9‐12
Aug 30 Ezek 13‐15
Aug 31 Ezek 16‐17
Sep 1 Ezek 18‐19
Sep 2 Ezek 20‐21
Sep 3 Ezek 22‐23
Sep 4 Ezek 24‐27
Sep 5 Ezek 28‐31
Sep 6 Ezek 32‐34
Sep 7 Ezek 35‐37
Sep 8 Ezek 38‐39
Sep 9 Ezek 40‐41
Sep 10 Ezek 42‐43
Sep 11 Ezek 44‐45
Sep 12 Ezek 46‐48
Sep 13 Joel 1‐3
Sep 14 Dan 1‐3
Sep 15 Dan 4‐6
Sep 16 Dan 7‐9
Sep 17 Dan 10‐12
Sep 18 Ezra 1‐3
Sep 19 Ezra 4‐6, Ps 137
Sep 20 Hag 1‐2
Sep 21 Zech 1‐7
Sep 22 Zech 8‐14
Sep 23 Est 1‐5
Sep 24 Est 6‐10
Sep 25 Ezra 7‐10
Sep 26 Neh 1‐5
Sep 27 Neh 6‐7
Sep 28 Neh 8‐10
Sep 29 Neh 11‐13, Ps 126
Sep 30 Mal 1‐4
Oct 1 Luke 1, John 1:1‐14
Oct 2 Matt 1, Luke 2:1‐38
Oct 3 Matt 2, Luke 2:39‐52
Oct 4 Matt 3, Mark 1, Luke 3
Oct 5 Matt 4, Luke 4‐5, John 1:15‐51
Oct 6 John 2‐4
Oct 7 Mark 2
Oct 8 John 5
Oct 9 Matt 12:1‐21, Mark 3, Luke 6
Oct 10 Matt 5‐7
Oct 11 Matt 8:1‐13, Luke 7
Oct 12 Matt 11
Oct 13 Matt 12:22‐50, Luke 11
Oct 14 Matt 13, Luke 8
Oct 15 Matt 8:14‐34, Mark 4‐5
Oct 16 Matt 9‐10
Oct 17 Matt 14, Mark 6, Luke 9:1‐17
Oct 18 John 6
Oct 19 Matt 15, Mark 7
Oct 20 Matt 16, Mark 8, Luke 9:18‐27
Oct 21 Matt 17, Mark 9, Luke 9:28‐62
Oct 22 Matt 18
Oct 23 John 7‐8
Oct 24 John 9:1‐10:21
Oct 25 Luke 10‐11, John 10:22‐42
Oct 26 Luke 12‐13
Oct 27 Luke 14‐15
Oct 28 Luke 16‐17:10
Oct 29 John 11
Oct 30 Luke 17:11‐18:14
Oct 31 Matt 19, Mark 10
Nov 1 Matt 20‐21
Nov 2 Luke 18:15‐19:48
Nov 3 Mark 11, John 12
Nov 4 Matt 22, Mark 12
Nov 5 Matt 23, Luke 20‐21
Nov 6 Mark 13
Nov 7 Matt 24
Nov 8 Matt 25
Nov 9 Matt 26, Mark 14
Nov 10 Luke 22, John 13
Nov 11 John 14‐17
Nov 12 Matt 27, Mark 15
Nov 13 Luke 23, John 18‐19
Nov 14 Matt 28, Mark 16
Nov 15 Luke 24, John 20‐21
Nov 16 Acts 1‐3
Nov 17 Acts 4‐6
Nov 18 Acts 7‐8
Nov 19 Acts 9‐10
Nov 20 Acts 11‐12
Nov 21 Acts 13‐14
Nov 22 Jas 1‐5
Nov 23 Acts 15‐16
Nov 24 Gal 1‐3
Nov 25 Gal 4‐6
Nov 26 Acts 17‐18:18
Nov 27 1 Thes 1‐5, 2 Thes 1‐3
Nov 28 Acts 18:19‐19:41
Nov 29 1 Cor 1‐4
Nov 30 1 Cor 5‐8
Dec 1 1 Cor 9‐11
Dec 2 1 Cor 12‐14
Dec 3 1 Cor 15‐16
Dec 4 2 Cor 1‐4
Dec 5 2 Cor 5‐9
Dec 6 2 Cor 10‐13
Dec 7 Acts 20:1‐3, Rom 1‐3
Dec 8 Rom 4‐7
Dec 9 Rom 8‐10
Dec 10 Rom 11‐13
Dec 11 Rom 14‐16
Dec 12 Acts 20:4‐23:35
Dec 13 Acts 24‐26
Dec 14 Acts 27‐28
Dec 15 Col 1‐4, Phm 1
Dec 16 Eph 1‐6
Dec 17 Phil 1‐4
Dec 18 1 Tim 1‐6
Dec 19 Titus 1‐3
Dec 20 1 Pet 1‐5
Dec 21 Heb 1‐6
Dec 22 Heb 7‐10
Dec 23 Heb 11‐13
Dec 24 2 Tim 1‐4
Dec 25 2 Pet 1‐3, Jude 1
Dec 26 1 Jn 1‐5
Dec 27 2 Jn 1, 3 Jn 1
Dec 28 Rev 1‐5
Dec 29 Rev 6‐11
Dec 30 Rev 12‐18
Dec 31 Rev 19‐22

Make the Bible your guide in 2016 and buckle your seatbelt for a wild ride of blessing!

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